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North Carolina COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday October 23 2020, North Carolina had 255,708 cases of COVID-19 and 4,114 deaths. Over the past week, North Carolina was finding 2,012 new cases per day on average and recording 29.1 deaths per day. Data for North Carolina is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare North Carolina COVID-19 data to other states.

North Carolina average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in North Carolina is 2,012.1. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Thursday October 01 2020 at 2,102.9 and is now 90.7 lower (4.31%). From a post peak low of 1,445.1 on Sunday October 04 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for North Carolina has now grown by 567.0 (39.23%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 3263.6. Reported North Carolina testing per million residents per day is 3045.4.

North Carolina average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in North Carolina is 29.1. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Thursday October 01 2020 at 31.9 and is now 2.7 lower (8.52%). From a post peak low of 19.4 on Saturday October 10 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for North Carolina has now grown by 9.7 (50.00%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
10/23/20 255,708 24,381 2,012 191.8
10/22/20 252,992 24,122 2,008 191.4
10/21/20 250,592 23,893 2,026 193.2
10/20/20 248,750 23,717 2,038 194.4
10/19/20 247,172 23,567 2,061 196.5
10/18/20 246,028 23,458 2,080 198.3
10/17/20 243,725 23,238 1,996 190.3
10/16/20 241,623 23,038 2,027 193.3
10/15/20 238,939 22,782 1,935 184.4
10/14/20 236,407 22,541 1,920 183.0
10/13/20 234,481 22,357 1,889 180.1
10/12/20 232,747 22,192 1,856 177.0
10/11/20 231,471 22,070 1,996 190.3
10/10/20 229,752 21,906 1,838 175.2
10/09/20 227,431 21,685 1,821 173.6

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in North Carolina

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
10/23/20 4,114 392.2 29.1 2.8
10/22/20 4,082 389.2 29.7 2.8
10/21/20 4,032 384.4 25.1 2.4
10/20/20 3,992 380.6 25.1 2.4
10/19/20 3,939 375.6 23.7 2.3
10/18/20 3,934 375.1 23.4 2.2
10/17/20 3,929 374.6 23.4 2.2
10/16/20 3,910 372.8 23.3 2.2
10/15/20 3,874 369.4 21.7 2.1
10/14/20 3,856 367.7 23.3 2.2
10/13/20 3,816 363.8 20.9 2.0
10/12/20 3,773 359.7 19.4 1.9
10/11/20 3,770 359.5 19.4 1.9
10/10/20 3,765 359.0 19.4 1.9
10/09/20 3,747 357.3 19.9 1.9

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COVID-19 testing statistics in North Carolina

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
10/23/20 3,763,315 358,818 31,941 3,045 6.3%
10/22/20 3,727,675 355,420 32,416 3,091 6.2%
10/21/20 3,692,043 352,023 32,115 3,062 6.3%
10/20/20 3,671,793 350,092 32,459 3,095 6.3%
10/19/20 3,648,364 347,858 32,936 3,140 6.3%
10/18/20 3,617,258 344,892 32,715 3,119 6.4%
10/17/20 3,582,572 341,585 33,108 3,157 6.0%
10/16/20 3,539,731 337,500 32,635 3,112 6.2%
10/15/20 3,500,763 333,785 33,115 3,157 5.8%
10/14/20 3,467,235 330,588 33,137 3,160 5.8%
10/13/20 3,444,583 328,428 32,557 3,104 5.8%
10/12/20 3,417,814 325,876 31,985 3,050 5.8%
10/11/20 3,388,250 323,057 32,469 3,096 6.2%
10/10/20 3,350,815 319,488 30,650 2,922 6.0%
10/09/20 3,311,285 315,719 30,226 2,882 6.0%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.