NC reports 1,536 new COVID-19 cases Saturday as percent of positive tests increases to 7 percent for 1st time in week

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Summary generated on August 16, 2020

    5 p.m.Wake County is reporting 12,645 total confirmed COVID-19 cases with 183 coronavirus-related deaths.

    6:12 p.m.Durham County Public Health reports an additional 46 cases within the county, raising the total number of COVID-19 cases within Durham to 6,364.

    5:03 p.m.Wake County health officials report 12,561 total COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening, up 76 from Thursday.

    1:06 p.m.The Sampson County Health Department reported 20 new cases Friday, bringing the total to 1,691 positive COVID-19 cases.

    12 p.m.North Carolina health officials reported 1,346 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decrease from Thursday's numbers but higher than case counts reported earlier in the week.

    In some counties, like Orange County and Casewell County, the percent positive rate is much lower-at 1 to 3%. However, in Cumberland, Hoke and Lee counties, that rate is much higher, at 10-11%. The state also reported 26 new COVID-19 deaths.

    10:46 a.m.Cumberland County said four new deaths and 184 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Monday's report.