North Carolina up by 471 coronavirus cases as state nears 180,000 tested

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Posted at 11:32 AM, May 08, 2020

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

As of Friday, there are now 13,868 cases, 515 people hospitalized and 527 coronavirus related deaths.

That is 471 new cases and 20 additional deaths from Thursday. A total of 178,613 people in North Carolina have now been tested.

Completed tests reflect testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, reporting hospitals and commercial labs.

Currently hospitalized reflect the number of patients with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals.

99 counties in North Carolina report having coronavirus cases.

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