We are following up on the most up to date coronavirus information in North Carolina. Check for updates again.
Top cases 293,000
At least 293,339 people in North Carolina tested positive for coronavirus and 4,607 died, according to state health officials.
The NC Ministry of Health and Human Services on Sunday reported 2,094 new COVID-19 cases, down from 2,676 reported a day earlier.
The state’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases has maintained over 2,000 cases over the past 22 days ̵1; at 2,378 as of Sunday.
Two coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Sunday.
Approximately 6.9% of tests were reported as positive on Wednesday, the nearest day for which data were available. This figure is higher than the 5% target set by health officials.
At least 1,147 people in North Carolina had been hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Sunday, down from 1,196 people reported a day earlier.
Wake up middle school on Monday
Approximately 6,000 Wake County middle school students will return for in-person instruction on Monday.
It is part of a phased live instruction program that begins with elementary students on October 26. Students will rotate for three weeks, with two weeks of distance learning and one week of face-to-face study.
Masks will be required, students will have their temperature checked daily and everyone will have to maintain a detachment from society.
High school students will continue with online classes only until the end of the fall term.
A positive Mark Meadows test
Former Rep. Mark Meadows, now the chief of staff of President Donald Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus, the media have confirmed.
Two senior government officials told The Associated Press that Meadows had a positive result, but did not say when it happened and did not provide information on Meadows’s current condition. Several other administrative staff members also had positive results, an official said.
Meadows traveled with Trump before Election Day and was last seen on a public Wednesday, unmasked.