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DATA: North Carolina – The Skinny – April 22



By the Numbers: 

  • 7,135 known cases in NC (as of 10:09 a.m.)
  • 6,951 positive casesconfirmed by NCDHHS
  • 826,184 cases in the U.S. (as of 10:09 a.m.)
  • 83,331 completedtests reported to DHHS
  • 4,163,464 tests completed in the U.S.
  • 427 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19
  • 245 deaths in North Carolina
  • 45,134 deaths in the U.S. (as of 10:09 a.m.)


Latest Developments

  • The NCDHHS sent guidance to county health offices advising them to not share death records with journalists who requested them.
    • The guidance was discovered after journalists across the state requested death records during late March and early April to try and gain an understanding of COVID-19 deaths.
    • What this shows us is that it’s hard to get a full picture of the COVID-19-related deaths.
  • Employees at five food processing plants in North Carolina have COVID-19. The exact plant names weren’t made public, but the facilities are in Bladen, Chatham, Duplin, Lee and Robeson counties.

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