Author Archives: Sean D. Sorrentino

NC COVID numbers 5-25-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 8,034 new tests
  • 742 new cases
  • 40 more hospitalizations
  • 10 more deaths

Slightly more than 8,000 tests completed in the middle of a holiday weekend is further proof that NC has really ramped up testing.

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-24-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 7,074 new tests
  • 497 new cases
  • 2 fewer hospitalizations
  • 7 more deaths

Back down to a more normal number of tests, and a more normal number of cases. Note, more than 7,000 test results on a Sunday of a holiday weekend is apparently “the new normal.” Previously we were seeing half that on weekends. 7,000 tests was a reasonable weekday test number only last week. Testing has very seriously ramped up.

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-23-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 26,358 new tests
  • 1,107 new cases
  • 21 more hospitalizations
  • 9 more deaths

I’m really angry right now. National Public Radio posted a story that reads “North Carolina Reports Highest One Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases.”

North Carolina has reported its highest one-day spike in new COVID-19 cases, a development that comes a day after the state entered its second phase of re-opening.

In a statement Saturday, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,107 infections – around 250 more cases than the state’s last highest daily tally.

Here’s what they don’t tell you. Today they had 26,358 test results returned, which is more than double the largest number of tests results returned on a single day, and that previous record was 2 days ago. This is a MASSIVE ramping up of testing. Today’s positive tests represent 4.20% of the total number of test results today. Compare that to the cumulative test result average of 6.90%.

But did NPR tell us the good news that the “spike” in cases was purely an artifact of massively increased testing? Nope.

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-22-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 12,579 new tests
  • 708 new cases
  • 10 fewer hospitalizations
  • 12 more deaths

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-21-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 13,045 new tests
  • 788 new cases
  • 24 more hospitalizations
  • 14 more deaths

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-20-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 12,592 new tests
  • 422 new cases
  • 31 fewer hospitalizations
  • 11 more deaths

The NCDHHS has changed how they display the data, so that’s the reason the graphs above look different.

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-19-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 9,253 new tests
  • 677 new cases
  • 74 more hospitalizations
  • 30 more deaths

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-18-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 6,811 new tests
  • 511 new cases
  • 18 more hospitalizations
  • 2 more deaths

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-17-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 10,358 new tests
  • 530 new cases
  • 12 hospitalizations
  • 7 more deaths

Again, here are some links if you need help.

NC COVID numbers 5-16-2020

Link to NC COVID-19 Dashboard – https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/covid19/covid-19-nc-case-count

Our daily numbers show the following changes from yesterday 

  • 7,039 new tests
  • 853 new cases
  • 11 fewer hospitalizations
  • 11 more deaths

We’re still seeing right around 7.5% of all test coming back positive. We’re seeing more cases, but that seems to be a factor of increased testing, not of sudden spread of the disease.

Again, here are some links if you need help.