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Tracking coronavirus data: Carolinas outbreak map

Use the maps below to see where all of the cases of the coronavirus in North and South Carolina have been reported so far.
Credit: WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At WCNC Charlotte, we are focusing our coronavirus coverage on facts, not fear. We aim to give our viewers the information they need from officials to best protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Key Facts:

  • Cases in North Carolina: 204,331 lab-confirmed cases with 3,409
    DHHS reported 1,693 new cases of coronavirus Friday. The percentage of positive test results is averaging 5.2% over the last two weeks. NCDHHS is reporting 902 people hospitalized on Thursday. 
  • Cases in South Carolina: 140,056 total cases of COVID-19 with 3,114 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 647 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday and 20 additional confirmed deaths. The percentage of positive tests in South Carolina was 11.1%, and the state completed 5,832 tests Monday. SCDHEC noted that on September 21, Augusta University Healthcare in Georgia reported approximately 15,000 test results (both negative and positive) to DHEC from a time ram of March 18 to September 18, which have retroactively been assigned to the day the result was reported. 
  • Cases in Mecklenburg County: 27,964 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for coronavirus and 348 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began. According to Mecklenburg County data on the September 16 long-form report, an average of 5.6% of individuals tested were positive for COVID-19 over the last 14 days. Hospitalizations are also decreasing.

North Carolina cases of COVID-19

In North Carolina, data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services showed:

A majority of cases were patients between the ages of 25 and 49.

In recent weeks, the demographics of patients has shifted now with 56% of patients being White. 24% of patients are Black.

In hospitals, 76% of inpatient beds are occupied with 78% of ICU beds currently occupied. 75% of the state's ventilators remained available for use.

127 nursing homes statewide are reporting outbreaks.

South Carolina cases of COVID-19

To view a list of cases reported so far in South Carolina, The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the following chart.

WCNC Charlotte’s coverage of the coronavirus is rooted in Facts, not Fear. Visit wcnc.com/coronavirus for comprehensive coverage, find out what you need to know about the Carolinas specifically, learn more about the symptoms, and keep tabs on the cases around the world here. Have a question? Text it to us at 704-329-3600. And get the latest coronavirus updates sent right to your inbox every morning by subscribing to the Wake Up Charlotte newsletter here.

The state of North Carolina has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at 866-462-3821 or read the frequently asked questions.  In South Carolina, for general questions about the coronavirus, call the DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls 8 a.m.-6 p.m. every day.102,861 lab-confirmed cases with 1,668 deaths.