North Carolina

Cases

New NC Cases

September 18
+1,397
Trend
Flat

New NC Deaths

September 18
+27
Trend
Flat

Total NC Cases

Confirmed cases
190,973
Deaths
3,207

Tests in NC

Positive-Test Rate
4.6%

County Trends

Rising
38
Falling
31
Flat
31

Total County Cases

>10,000 1,001-10,000 101-1,000 11-100 1-10 0

By County

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More than 50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
10-50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
County Confirmed New cases yesterday Deaths
Mecklenburg 27,346 111 339
Guilford 7,995 86 176
Wake 16,745 82 227
Gaston 4,782 52 75
Cumberland 4,951 49 75
Union 4,532 44 57
Cleveland 1,970 43 57
Forsyth 6,747 40 94
Pitt 4,466 38 27
Alamance 3,668 38 48
Catawba 2,934 37 51
Davidson 2,553 34 34
Cabarrus 3,717 33 61
New Hanover 3,830 32 28
Lincoln 1,427 32 14
Robeson 4,204 31 71
Nash 2,057 30 35
Harnett 1,982 29 51
Rowan 3,136 27 86
Onslow 1,794 22 21
Wayne 3,106 21 64
Wilson 2,023 19 46
Craven 1,229 19 30
Durham 7,436 18 90
Henderson 1,887 18 64
Iredell 2,634 17 27
Stanly 1,778 17 56
Rockingham 1,115 17 13
Buncombe 2,823 15 76
Orange 2,566 14 54
Burke 2,002 14 33
Edgecombe 1,235 13 37
Hoke 1,052 13 16
Anson 547 13 4
Richmond 881 12 13
Sampson 1,747 10 24
Columbus 1,300 10 53
Scotland 899 10 12
Wilkes 1,143 9 31
Hertford 667 9 25
Pasquotank 647 9 29
Johnston 4,200 8 55
Randolph 2,638 8 50
Lee 1,558 8 13
Surry 1,265 8 21
Rutherford 1,090 8 22
Vance 1,008 8 43
Halifax 950 8 18
Caldwell 1,551 7 18
Haywood 574 7 31
Cherokee 561 7 10
Bertie 530 7 7
Granville 1,672 6 48
Lenoir 930 6 26
Pender 871 6 5
Chowan 299 6 3
Chatham 1,589 5 57
Moore 1,494 5 27
Franklin 1,172 5 31
Carteret 604 5 5
Stokes 403 5 3
Person 398 5 6
Currituck 146 5 0
McDowell 879 4 26
Beaufort 809 4 12
Alexander 479 4 4
Martin 412 4 9
Northampton 399 4 17
Avery 317 4 0
Caswell 307 4 3
Gates 118 4 3
Brunswick 1,511 3 26
Montgomery 1,016 3 25
Greene 498 3 5
Warren 311 3 7
Polk 256 3 8
Pamlico 227 3 2
Clay 109 3 2
Duplin 2,131 2 53
Davie 524 2 6
Transylvania 301 2 6
Dare 257 2 2
Yadkin 701 1 7
Macon 573 1 2
Watauga 565 1 1
Alleghany 219 1 0
Washington 199 1 8
Perquimans 168 1 3
Graham 119 1 1
Yancey 118 1 0
Mitchell 102 1 3
Madison 89 1 1
Jackson 523 0 7
Ashe 246 0 1
Jones 143 0 11
Swain 139 0 3
Hyde 124 0 3
Tyrrell 111 0 2
Camden 107 0 3
Bladen 810 -4 12

Tracker: Vaccine & Drug Development

Researchers worldwide are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. SmartNews is tracking progress here.

UPDATES
1 day ago
Pfizer vaccine trial bets on early win against coronavirus, documents show
2 days ago
US outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines, officials say the shot wouldn’t be broadly available until the summer of 2021
2 days ago
Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
9/15/2020
Pfizer says coronavirus vaccine study shows mostly mild-to-moderate side effects
9/15/2020
There may not be enough coronavirus vaccine doses to quickly supply the world, Gates Foundation says
9/15/2020
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial
CNN
9/13/2020
Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans before end of the year, CEO says
9/12/2020
Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial
9/11/2020
Governments should begin prep for transporting COVID-19 vaccine, trade org urges
9/8/2020
AstraZeneca vaccine trial paused to investigate 'a potentially unexplained illness'
North Carolina
STATUS: HALTED
Cases
190,973 confirmed cases, with 1,397 new cases yesterday
Masks
Statewide mask mandate
Closures
Nursing-home visits; bars; gyms; theaters; indoor performance venues; indoor entertainment; professional sports; casinos; amusement parks
Fact
Wearing a mask decreases the number of people infected because it reduces by around 99% the number of droplets that are ejected during conversations. Read more »

Policy last updated: 8/6/2020

Timeline: The Road to Reopening

Tracking the latest information on preventive measures and policy changes as the U.S. combats the coronavirus and struggles with when and how to reopen its economy.

UPDATES
8/28/2020
North Carolina State orders students on campus to move out due to ‘rapid spread’ of coronavirus
6/24/2020
Nevada, North Carolina make face masks mandatory

Coronavirus News

  • Sources: Johns Hopkins CSSE and The COVID Tracking Project
  • Disclaimer: This data changes rapidly, so what’s shown may be out of date. Table totals may not always represent an accurate sum.
  • †SmartNews is no longer displaying U.S. “recovered” data due to the lack of uniform reporting from state health departments.