At least 3,000 lab-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in North Carolina — a jump of 1,000 cases in just four days.
The state saw its first confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on March 3. It took 25 days to rise to 1,000 confirmed cases, then eight more days to cross the 2,000-case threshold on April 2. From there, it took four days to jump from 2,000 to 3,000 cases, and 48 deaths.
To put it another way, North Carolina took four weeks to reach 1,500 confirmed cases and six days to double that by reaching 3,000 cases.
Wake County is now reporting 325 cases of COVID-19, up eight from Monday afternoon.
Fifteen more Durham County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases among Durham County residents to 203, city officials said.
The epidemiologists and data scientists from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, Duke University, data science start-up NoviSci, RTI International and the University of North Carolina developed a simple "weather forecasting" modeling approach that relies on best-available information from three independent research models. They conclude that North Carolina hospitals will not see their peak of COVID cases until mid to late May or possibly June.
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