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North Carolina announces more free testing sites as state reports 1,153 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 14:54:50-04

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released their daily update involving COVID-19 cases within the state.

As of Wednesday, there are now 146,779 cases, 1,001 people hospitalized and 2,396 COVID-19 related deaths. Our viewing area saw 23 new cases and no new deaths.

That is 1,153 new cases, 25 fewer hospitalizations and 35 additional deaths from Tuesday.

The state has focused on ways to increase the number of tests. Wednesday, Governor Roy Cooper announced more free testing sites in communities where they are needed.

“Cost should not prevent people from getting a test,” Cooper said.

He said officials will continue to work to make testing more accessible.

A total of 1,978,094 total COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.

Here's the breakdown of confirmed cases in local areas:

8/19/2020

TOTAL CASESNEW CASES TODAYTOTAL DEATHSNEW DEATHS TODAY
BERTIE COUNTY328250
CAMDEN COUNTY82320
CHOWAN COUNTY168020
CURRITUCK COUNTY85000
DARE COUNTY216020
GATES COUNTY60220
HERTFORD COUNTY42010120
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY320-1160
PASQUOTANK COUNTY4646210
PERQUIMANS COUNTY94120
LOCAL TOTALS2,23723640