North Carolina reports rise of 1,107 coronavirus cases, bringing state total to 22,725

Posted at 11:47 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 11:55:44-04

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

As of Saturday, there are now 22,725 cases, 589 people hospitalized and 737 coronavirus related deaths.

That is 1,107 new cases and 9 additional deaths from Friday, the state's highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases so far.

“This is a notable and concerning increase. As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands frequently. When it comes to our health, we need to work together to protect our families, friends and neighbors,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen.

A total of 329,582 people in North Carolina have now been tested.

99 counties in North Carolina report having coronavirus cases.

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