The latest on COVID-19 in the Triad, North Carolina and the United States:
Number of NC cases: Friday’s data shows 1,926 new cases, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services. A total of 42,784 tests were completed on Thursday. Of the tests sent back on Wednesday, 4.4% were positive, according to the latest available data.
In the county of Guilford: There are two different official counts of Guilford County’s COVID-19 numbers:
• Guilford County has had a total of 69,106 cases (12,865 cases per 100,000 population) and 901 deaths, according to Friday’s update from state health officials.
• According to the Guilford County Division of Public Health, there are 1,217 active cases of COVID-19 and 68,120 cumulative cases as of Wednesday, the most recent data available. The provincial health department has verified 879 deaths related to COVID-19. There are currently 44 hospitalizations in Guilford County. The health department said 66,023 residents of the county have recovered from the disease.
In the region: Friday’s state data shows that Alamance County has 26,825 cases (15,825 cases per 100,000 population) and 348 deaths; Davidson County with 26,181 cases (15,620 cases per 100,000 population) and 311 deaths; Forsyth County with a total of 52,604 cases (13,760 cases per 100,000 population) and 574 deaths; Randolph County with a total of 22,227 cases (15,471 cases per 100,000 population) and 319 deaths; and Rockingham County had a total of 12,512 cases (13,748 cases per 100,000 population) and 205 deaths.