North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Feb. 28 14-day change
Cases 862,635 0 –37%
Deaths 11,241 1 –44%
Hospitalized 1,414 –32%

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Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

No new coronavirus cases were reported in North Carolina on Feb. 28. Over the past week, there has been an average of 2,291 cases per day, a decrease of 37 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Monday morning, there have been at least 862,635 cases and 11,241 deaths in North Carolina since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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North Carolina 862,635 8,225 11,241 107 2,291 22 40.6 0.39
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North Carolina heatmap
Franklin › 5,387 7,731 43 62 31 44
Franklin heatmap
Sampson › 6,776 10,666 92 145 28 44 0.4 0.67
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Vance › 4,294 9,642 81 182 17 38 0.4 0.96
Vance heatmap
Pamlico › 954 7,496 9 71 5 36
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Montgomery › 3,057 11,250 86 316 10 35 0.3 1.05
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Camden › 582 5,356 5 46 4 34
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Randolph › 13,176 9,171 200 139 47 33 0.6 0.40
Randolph heatmap
Stanly › 6,795 10,819 111 177 20 33
Stanly heatmap
Person › 2,971 7,523 64 162 12 31 0.4 1.09
Person heatmap
Wilson › 8,389 10,255 147 180 25 30 0.3 0.35
Wilson heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily reported specimens tested

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens reported tested that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in North Carolina »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Nursing homes 15,170 cases at 176 facilities
+ Colleges and universities 13,658 cases at 50 schools
+ Prisons and jails 12,829 cases at 59 prisons
+ Food processing facilities 815 cases at 4 facilities
+ Other 451 cases at 4 clusters

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

About the data

In data for North Carolina, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. North Carolina typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

Aug. 29: North Carolina added about 1,000 cases from earlier in the month that a lab failed to report at the time.

Sept. 25: North Carolina began including probable cases identified through antigen testing.

Nov. 27: North Carolina reported data for Nov. 26 and 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.

Dec. 26: North Carolina reported data for Dec. 24-26 after reporting no data on the previous two days.

Jan. 2: North Carolina reported data for two days after reporting no data on New Year's Day.

Feb. 3: North Carolina added many cases from testing at urgent care clinics in December and January.

Feb. 20: North Carolina added a backlog of about 685 cases from one test center from earlier in 2021.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.