North Carolina saw its biggest one-day surge in coronavirus cases on Friday, with almost 300 new cases announced as the pandemic spread across the state.
With 289 new reported cases, it was the second straight day cases rose by more than 200.
The Raleigh News & Observer is keeping data based on reports from the state and county health departments, which is typically higher than the state’s official total because the state takes longer to confirm positive tests.
The News & Observer’s total was at 2,328 Friday night.
Wake County health officials report 4 additional COVID-19 cases, raising the county total to 279.
The average age of those infected with the virus is 45-years-old.
Durham County health officials announced 17 new COVID-19 cases, raising the county total to 172.
According todata from Johns Hopkins University, there are over 1,100,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with just under 60,000 deaths throughout 181 countries.
In the United States, there are over 278,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus Over 100,000 of those cases are in New York.
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