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.
- Cases in North Carolina: 129, 288 lab-confirmed cases with 2,050 deaths. DHHS reported 1,127 cases on Wednesday, down from Tuesday's report of 1,629 new cases. The state's positive test percentage over the last two weeks is around 9%. Hospitalizations increased slightly, with 1,167 people hospitalized with coronavirus.
- Cases in South Carolina: 93,604 total cases of COVID-19 with 1,774 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,168 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 52 additional confirmed deaths Tuesday. The percentage of positive tests in South Carolina 18.3% for Monday's 6,389 tests.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 21,288 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 224 related deaths have been reported. Mecklenburg County officials said on July 28 hospitalizations continue to rise. As of August 4, an average of 183 individuals with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in the county.
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.
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The state of North Carolina has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at 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.or read the