May 23, 2020
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,107 cases reported.
“This is a notable and concerning increase. As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands frequently. When it comes to our health, we need to work together to protect our families, friends and neighbors,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen.
In addition, ten percent of total tests were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system.
Some outlets are linking this increase to the partial re-opening of the state. Keep in mind that these tests were done prior to the re-opening.