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See how COVID-19 cases grew in NC, county by county

Posted July 28, 2020 4:17 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2020 6:00 p.m. EDT

— WRAL has been following the metrics on the COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic.

On Tuesday, WRAL Data Trackers debuted a new way to explore the spread of cases in every county in North Carolina. This new interactive graphic shows a breakdown of more than four months of data on case growth county by county.

For more data on the impacts of COVID-19 and its spread across the state, follow our live dashboard of charts and maps, updated throughout the day.

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.

Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE
Graphic: Tyler Dukes, WRAL // Get the data