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State Reports 172 COVID-19-Related Deaths As Of Sunday


Last updated 4/20/2020 at 12:01pm

As of Sunday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources was reporting 172 (**) COVID-19-related deaths in the state, with Transylvania County at seven confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The state was also reporting 78,772 (***) completed tests in the state and 6,493 (*) confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There were also 465 patients currently hospitalized.

*This number reflects cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs.

All data are preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

**This number reflects deaths reported to public health in persons with laboratory-confirmed COV-ID-19.

Deaths will be included in this count after confirmation by local public health departments.

***This number reflects testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial laboratories.

According to the state, Henderson has 120 cases and eight deaths, and Buncombe has 46 cases and three deaths.


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