By WBTV Web Staff | March 21, 2020 at 10:47 AM EDT – Updated March 21 at 8:34 PM
NCDHHS released its latest count at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. It listed 184 cases, but that only accounts for 41 of Mecklenburg County’s now 77 cases.
Mecklenburg County Public Health also updated its figures on Saturday morning.
In an update Friday night, the Cabarrus Health Alliance said the county now has five cases. The NCDHHS map lists two cases in Cabarrus County.
Union County says it has nine cases, though the map only lists five.
Based on those numbers, the actual number of positive tests across North Carolina sits at at least 227.
Thursday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed North Carolina’s first case of COVID-19 due to community spread.
Last Friday, March 13, figures from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services showed just 15 cases across the state.
At least 18 North Carolina counties have positive coronavirus cases, including the counties of Wake, Forsyth, Johnston, Harnett, Chatham, Durham, Wayne, Craven, Onslow, Lincoln and Brunswick.
According to Tryon Medical Partners, a patient of who they tested outside one of their facilities has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Tryon Medical Partners say they are opening their first remote testing location Tuesday.
An order for North Carolina remains in place to keep mass gatherings to 100 people or less.
Gov. Roy Cooper issued and executive order Tuesday that closed bars and restaurants to dine-in customers. The order also unlocked unemployment benefits for those who lost, or lose, their job during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Today I am taking down some of the barriers to unemployment benefits,” Cooper said. “Grocery stores will remain open. I urge people not to go overboard. Leave some for others …Especially for those who can’t afford to buy a lot all at once.”
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