New Hanover County COVID-19 weekly update: public dashboard available, data shows favorable trends

Posted August 21, 2020 at 1:58 pm     Category: Emergency NewsNews ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County has developed a visual dashboard of the county’s COVID-19 data, which is updated nightly and available to view at Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus. Local data this week shows downward trends in lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, outbreaks in congregate living settings and hospitalizations. These favorable trends could be attributed to more widespread adherence to the three Ws – Wear, Wait, Wash.

New Hanover County Public Health officials are currently monitoring seven outbreaks in congregate living settings, down from eight last week, and no new COVID-19 deaths of county residents were reported this week.

“We are encouraged by the difference we are seeing in our local data, and the progress made by our community to protect one another, but it’s important to note when viewing the data that we are still seeing as many as 30 cases a day,” said Public Health Assistant Director Carla Turner, RN, MSHCA. “We need to continue the progress we’re starting to see and be diligent about following the three Ws, especially as we look toward fall and the circulation of more common respiratory illnesses. The better position we put ourselves and the community in now, the better positioned we will be later to respond to cold and flu season. So keep wearing your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and make plans to get your flu shot.”

COVID-19 Data Update:

Visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus to view the dashboard including total case count, daily case count, presumed recovered, deaths, and breakdowns by gender, race and ethnicity.

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As of  2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, there have been 2,981 positive cases of COVID-19 in New Hanover County. For updates and resources related to the COVID-19 virus in New Hanover County, visit Health.NHCgov.com/Coronavirus, call our Public Health Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800, and follow the county’s trusted social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor.    

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