WATCH: State Officials Wary Of Uptick In COVID-19 Cases

WATCH: State Officials Wary Of Uptick In COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Roy Cooper says people are tired of the coronavirus.  However, the governor also reminds that COVID-19 is still deadly.

As of Friday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 41,249 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.  1,092 of those cases have resulted in death.  On Friday, North Carolina recorded its highest day-to-day increase in coronavirus cases with 1,768 new persons testing positive for COVID-19.

During a Friday media briefing, Gov. Cooper said the new numbers are concerning, and he reminded that the state is still under a “Safer At Home” recommendation.  Cooper says no decision has been on the next phases for further lifting restrictions due to the coronavirus.

State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen says she is concerned with the trends.  Dr. Cohen says testing numbers are up, but the increasing pace in positive cases is concerning.  North Carolina is among the highest in the nation when it comes to “percent-positive” cases.

North Carolinians are encouraged to continue following the three W’s: Wash your hands, Wear a face covering, and Wait at least six feet apart from others.  Also, anyone who has been in a large crowd recently is urged to get tested for the virus.

Gov. Cooper Coronavirus Update – June 12, 2020

Gov. Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force will give an update at 2pm. Watch it live here.

Posted by Governor Roy Cooper on Friday, June 12, 2020