Today’s coronavirus numbers – May 21   

By on May 21, 2020

What’s new today: Another large daily jump in cases, with 788 new ones reported.

  • Reported NC cases – 20,910 (up 788 from yesterday)
  • Reported NC deaths – 716
  • Currently hospitalized – 578
  • Patients Presumed to be recovered – 11,637
  • NC county with most cases– Mecklenburg (2,894)
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 34 (Dare 22, Currituck 11, Hyde 1)
  • Completed tests – 290,645
  • % of cases by age group – 0-17 (5%), 18-24 (9%), 25-49 (43%), 50-64 (24%), 65+ (20%)
  • % of cases by gender – female (51%), male (49%)
  • Number of cases in NC congregate living facilities (nursing homes, residential care facilities, correctional facilities) – 4,587
  • Number of empty hospital beds in NC – 4,064 out of 18,586 total
  • Number of empty ICU hospital beds in NC – 613 out of 3,223 total
  • Number or ventilators currently in use in NC hospitals – 794 out of 3,384

Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.

SOURCE: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard


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  • Willy c

    Cases steadily going up but we are opening to open up don’t make any sense

    Thursday, May 21 @ 2:36 pm
  • Lou Briccant

    I mean they clearly stated they were going to dramatically increase testing so simple math would say yes numbers will rise…

    Thursday, May 21 @ 7:42 pm
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