Newest state COVID-numbers not encouraging

By on October 27, 2020

There is not much encouraging news in the COVID-19 numbers reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 27. The number of new cases reported moved back over 2,000. The number of hospitalizations reported moved back over 1,200. And the percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered moved back over 7%.

State officials have said that North Carolina is now experiencing a surge in the spread of the virus that is surpassing the one that occurred this summer, but they also emphasize that it takes several weeks of data to discern a true trend. There is another state briefing on COVID-19 slated for tomorrow afternoon.


Dare County

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 27, bringing the total number of cases reported by the county since the outset of the pandemic to 680. Three of the newest cases involve residents of the county, one is a non-resident of the county and they are all isolating here.

The good news reported today is that 16 county residents previously categorized as having active cases are now being listed as recovered. That leaves 32 active cases among the 387 positive cases reported among county residents since March. Of those 32 individuals, three are in the hospital.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers – Oct. 27

See today’s Covid-19 Update for NC interactive charts

  • Total reported NC cases – 263,883
  • New cases reported today – 2,141
  • Reported NC deaths – 4,211
  • Currently hospitalized – 1,214
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 231 (down 55 since yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 131 (down 2 from yesterday
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 329 (down 3 since yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 231,611   
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 1,079 (Dare 680
  • , Currituck 222, Hyde 177)
  • Completed tests – 3,890,764
  • Daily percent positive tests – 7.3%

Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates o 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.


Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

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