Durham County COVID-19 cases near 1,000 mark, county reports 2 additional virus-related deaths – WTVD-TV

Durham County COVID-19 cases near 1,000 mark, county reports 2 additional virus-related deaths – WTVD-TV

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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SUNDAY

6:30 p.m.
Two more COVID-19 patients in Durham have died from complications, raising the total number of virus-related deaths to 39. The Durham County Department of Public Health (DCoDPH) says both patients were over the age of 65-years-old and had multiple underlying health conditions.

As of Sunday night, there are a total of 996 COVID-19 cases within the county, 16 more than Saturday.

The DCoDPH is monitoring COVID-19 an additional breakout at the Veritas Collaborative Adult Hospital, raising the total number of breakouts at congregate living facilities within the county to six.

11 a.m.
North Carolina health officials reported 530 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 18,512. Seven more people have died, bringing the total of state deaths to 659.

The state will report the updated amount of recoveries by 4 p.m. Monday.

Since Saturday, there have been 10,358 more completed coronavirus tests reported throughout North Carolina, exceeding the state’s testing goal of 5,000 to 7,000 tests daily.

There have been 248,944 tests to date.

LIST: COVID-19 testing sites in central North Carolina

Twelve more patients are hospitalized, bringing the state total of hospitalizations to 493.

Avery County is still the only county without a reported COVID-19 case.

RELATED: Why you might see different numbers of COVID-19 cases depending where you look

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