North Carolina reports 3,651 coronavirus cases, 65 deaths

Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 16:35:57-04

North Carolina has reported 3,651 cases of coronavirus in the state as of Thursday, April 9.

Sixty-five people have died of the virus, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' latest report.

The NCDHHS also said that 47,809 coronavirus tests have been completed.

Governor Roy Cooper's office announced Thursday that it was signing legislation to allow more access to health care beds. The governor also signed Executive Order No. 130, which expands the pool of health care workers and orders essential childcare services for workers responding to the crisis.

The order offers flexibility using and moving resources, such as beds, dialysis stations, CT and MRI scanners. It means hospitals can more quickly increase the number of beds to take critically ill patients and allow an ambulatory surgical facility to operate as a temporary hospital.

To read the governor's full statement, click here.

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