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RALEIGH — Following are updates on COVID-19 cases and test numbers in the U.S., North Carolina and in High Country counties. The following reports may differ from other sources due to the varied reporting times of multiple health agencies and other sources.

N.C. and U.S. Cases

  Cases Deaths Hospitalized Recovered
 N.C. 28,589 886 649 14,954
 U.S.1,791,163104,399 N/A 444,758

Sources of North Carolina data include the Raleigh News & Observer (June 1) and NCDHHS (May 31). The numbers reported by the newspaper and NCDHHS, including the NCDHHS interactive graphic below this article, may differ as the newspaper updates numbers throughout the day while NCDHHS updates numbers once daily. The number of hospitalized patients represents those currently hospitalized in reporting hospitals and is not a cumulative total of people hospitalized. The estimate of people who have recovered is provided by NCDHHS once per week, on Mondays, and is based on the estimated median recovery time for non-hospitalized cases and for hospitalized cases. U.S. data is from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine (June 1).

High Country Cases

 Resident Cases Active CasesRecovered Deaths 
 Avery 2 0 0
 Ashe 34 16 N/A 1
Watauga1910N/A 0
 Mitchell 12 4 8


 Wilkes 492 N/A 469 6
 Johnson 16 1 15 0
 Carter 19 0 18 1

Testing Numbers

State/CountyTests Completed


Ashe 265

The above testing numbers could be incomplete due to differences in reporting from health departments and other agencies. Sources include Toe River Health District (June 1), AppHealthCare (May 30), NCDHHS (May 31) Caldwell County Health Department (May 29) and Tennessee Department of Health (May 30). 

*The Tennessee Department of Health totals include the sum of negative tests and confirmed cases for each county but might not reflect pending tests.

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