NC Coronavirus: Maps, graphs and data
As cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, spread across North Carolina and the world, WRAL News is providing interactive maps, graphs and data to help explain the spread of this disease, now classified as a pandemic. Click here for the latest coronavirus coverage from WRAL's news archive.
NOTE: On Sept. 25, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services began releasing data on both molecular (PCR) and antigen testing in North Carolina. WRAL added this data on Sept. 28, resulting in updates to several of the graphs and charts on the dashboard below. Read more about the corrections and compare the changes here.
New reported COVID-19 cases, deaths in NC
New laboratory confirmed cases and deaths are based on daily reporting from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services via the agency's COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard started publishing case counts on March 13 and death counts on March 26. Because these case and death numbers can lag slightly based on the time it takes labs to process tests and health officials to confirm cases, we're also calculating a seven-day rolling average to show the curve of cases. NOTE: This chart now includes cases and deaths identified through antigen testing, which DHHS began reporting on its dashboard on Sept. 25. Read more about the corrections and compare the changes here.
COVID-19 County Alert System
New COVID-19 cases by county
The curves below, showing a 7-day rolling average of reported new cases in each county, use data collected from state health officials by Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center. The counties are sorted by the largest total of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the top-20 counties are shown by default. Vertical axes are scaled by default based on the largest number of new cases. Select the variable axis setting to scale each county's cases individually to see their respective spikes. Enter a county below to highlight it for comparison. NOTE: Starting on Sept. 25, the Johns Hopkins data began including cases identified through antigen testing reported by DHHS. The addition of these cases appears as a sharp spike in some counties.
COVID-19 testing trends in NC
Reported COVID-19 hospitalizations in NC
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