One of the biggest untold stories about COVID-19 in North Carolina is still ongoing. For the past four weeks in a row, active cases in NC have been falling. Meanwhile, there have been more presumed recoveries from COVID-19 than new known cases.
- There are only 15,419 active cases of COVID-19 in NC — down 2,156 from last week (active cases are known cases minus deaths and recoveries).
- Active cases are at their lowest level since June 22.
- 87.8 percent of NC’s known cases of COVID-19 are presumed recovered.
- That’s seven out of eight cases.
- There are 8.3 times more people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 in NC than who have it.
The raw numbers for this week, per the state Department of Health and Human Services:
- Total known cases: 145,516 (up 8,672)
- Total deaths: 2,348
- Total recoveries: 127,749 (up 10,780)
Here are the week-to-week changes in recoveries, known cases, and deaths: