RALEIGH — The number of COVID-19 cases in N.C. rose to 2,542, with 33 dead, according to the Raleigh News & Observer as of 10 p.m. on April 4.
In its daily update, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported a total of 2,402 cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina in 88 counties, as of 11:45 a.m. April 4.
“Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19," N.C. DHHS stated.
The N.C. DHHS's website is updated once a day in the morning. The data on the News & Observer is updated several times a day.
Watauga County has eight reported cases, including a non-resident with the virus who is self-isolating in the county, according to AppHealthCare, the district health department for Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties.
Caldwell County has 11 reported cases while Wilkes County has four reported cases and one death. Ashe County reported its first COVID-19 case on April 3. Avery County has no reported cases, according to the N.C. DHHS. Johnson County (Tenn.) has two reported cases, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
According to the N.C. DHHS, 42 percent of the positive test results are in people aged 25-49, while 28 percent are in people aged 50-64 and 20 percent are in people aged 65 and older.
The deaths in N.C. from COVID-19 have primarily been in people 65 and up (79 percent), according to the N.C. DHHS data.
A total of 38,773 tests have been completed, according to the N.C. DHHS. The number of tests completed comes from the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospitals and commercial labs, the agency stated.
According to the N.C. DHHS, test data and positive cases data going back by a rolling period of 10 days could be incomplete.
AppHealthCare reported that it had collected 70 tests in Watauga County as of April 4, while outside agencies had reported a total of 165 tests in the county. In Ashe County, the health department had collected five tests by April 4, while outside agencies had collected a total of 31 tests to date.
Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine reported 311,301 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. as of 10 p.m. April 4, with 8,476 reported deaths. The university also reports that 14,694 patients have recovered from the virus nationwide.