Today’s coronavirus numbers – May 22  

By on May 22, 2020

Updated at 10:51 a.m., on May 22, 2020. | NCDHHS

What’s new today:  Ramped up testing continues, with 12,579 new tests reported today.

  • Reported NC cases – 21,618 (up 708 from yesterday)
  • Reported NC deaths – 728
  • Currently hospitalized – 568
  • Patients Presumed to be recovered – 11,637
  • NC county with most cases– Mecklenburg (2,954)
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 34 (Dare 22, Currituck 11, Hyde 1)
  • Completed tests – 303,224
  • % of cases by age group – 0-17 (5%), 18-24 (9%), 25-49 (43%), 50-64 (24%), 65+ (19%)
  • % of cases by gender – female (51%), male (49%)
  • Number of cases in NC congregate living facilities (nursing homes, residential care facilities, correctional facilities) – 4,626
  • Number of empty hospital beds in NC – 4,457 out of 18,487 total
  • Number of empty ICU hospital beds in NC – 596 out of 3,223 total
  • Number or ventilators currently in use in NC hospitals – 804 out of 3.252

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.


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  • Gordon

    I don’t think anybody, regardless if you’re for or against stay-at-home orders, whether you’re for wearing masks in public or not, believes for a second that their counties actual cases of covid-19 is this low. 200 appointments for a drive-thru testing area is a joke. We, the people, the public at Large, will never be told the true extent of what this virus has done to society. Don’t believe for a second that the government will tell you everything. If you do believe your government will tell you everything, you are just showing how naive you are.

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