N.C. Saturday updates: Number of reported COVID-19 cases in North Carolina rises to 935


RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 935 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

According to NCDHHS, this number reflects cases that were tested and returned positive. 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.

There were 17,527 tests administered and completed. The new case total is up from 763 on Friday, 636 on Thursday, and 504 on Wednesday.

Four deaths are reported and occurred in Cabarrus, Harnett, Johnston and Rowan counties.

During a 4 p.m. press conference Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced he has signed a stay-at-home order. It will go into effect at 5 p.m. Monday and will be valid for 30 days, through April 29.

The stay-at-home order directs all residents in North Carolina to stay home unless going out for essentials such as their job, food, medicine, outdoor exercise or to help someone else.

People are allowed to visit friends and family, but should not do so if there is no urgent need.

Violation of the order is a class 2 misdemeanor.

The order also means essential services can continue. Those businesses need to have social distancing policies.

Currituck County also announced on Saturday they set up a checkpoint between Duck and Carolla to monitor movement and enforce restrictions.

At about 9:40 p.m., Pasquotank County confirmed its second positive coronavirus case.

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