North Carolina Reports 189,576 Positive Cases Of Coronavirus, 3,180 Deaths

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper provides COVID-19 updates (September 17, 2020)

WATCH LIVE: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper provides COVID-19 updates

Posted by WCCB, Charlotte's CW on Thursday, September 17, 2020

NORTH CAROLINA — North Carolina is reporting 1,552 new cases of coronavirus and 31 new deaths in the last 24 hours. There are currently 894 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the state.

According to health officials, there have been 2,714,175 completed tests in North Carolina. This number reflects the testing that is completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, reporting hospitals and commercial labs.

There have been 3,180 resident deaths caused by the virus in North Carolina.

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According to data from the state, 41% of North Carolina’s Covid-19 cases are in patients between ages 25-49 but they only account for 5% of Covid-19 related deaths. Adults over 65 account for 80% of Covid-19 deaths.

North Carolina has 201 ongoing outbreaks in nursing homes, 87 ongoing outbreaks in residential care facilities and 35 ongoing outbreaks in state correctional facilities.