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: 131,267 lab-confirmed cases with 2,092 deaths. DHHS reported 1,979 new cases Thursday, which is up from Wednesday's report of 1,127 new cases. Testing levels were back up after a two-day slump. The average percentage of positive tests over the last two weeks remains stable at 7.4%. Hospitalizations continue to slowly decline with 1,147 people hospitalized statewide.
- Cases in South Carolina: 96,132 total cases of COVID-19 with 1,863 deaths. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,295 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 44 additional confirmed deaths Thursday. The percentage of positive tests in South Carolina 19.7% for Wednesday's 6,589 tests.
- Cases in Mecklenburg County: 21,668 Mecklenburg County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 230 related deaths have been reported. 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