NCDHHS reports highest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases


NORTH CAROLINA (WNCT)  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports the state’s highest one-day increase of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases.

1,107 additional cases are confirmed on Saturday.

“This is a notable and concerning increase. As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands frequently. When it comes to our health, we need to work together to protect our families, friends and neighbors,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. 

In addition, ten percent of total tests were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system.  

NCDHHS epidemiologists are analyzing the data to determine if there were any significant contributing factors. Additional data is posted on the NC COVID-19 Dashboard at

Below are the updated numbers for Saturday, May 23, 2020:


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