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The number of reported people positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina jumped nearly 15 percent on Saturday, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
The number of COVID-19 cases reported Saturday morning jumped from 2,093 on Friday morning to 2,402 in 88 counties. The 309 new cases mark the largest one-day surge as the novel coronavirus spreads to more counties in the state. DHHS reported 24 deaths and 271 people hospitalized.
On Saturday, Durham County reported its first death. The Durham resident was over 65 years old and had underlying health conditions, Durham County said in a news release.
Johnston County reported a third death related to coronavirus, though it did not release any information about the person who died, other than the death occurred Saturday morning, according to a county spokesperson.
The number of confirmed cases was over 2,000 Thursday night. By Saturday evening, The Raleigh News & Observer’s count reached 2,542 cases. 91 North Carolina counties have reported coronavirus and 32 people across the state have died.
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