RALEIGH — Increasing by 47 people from the day before, North Carolina has a total of 184 positive COVID-19 cases as of 10:30 a.m. on March 21, according to data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
This number includes cases from 35 counties, which includes seven additional counties with new cases from the previous day. As of March 18, Watauga is the closest county to Avery with confirmed cases, two in total.
A total of 5,276 people had been tested in NC for the virus as of 10:30 a.m. on March 21, according to DHHS.
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine reported 19,624 confirmed cases in the United States as of 11:20 a.m. on March 21. Of this number, 260 people had died who were confirmed to have COVID-19 and 147 had recovered.