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Wilkes County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count stood at four as of 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 3, the same as on Thursday.

Confirmed COVID-19 case totals in adjoining counties by then were Yadkin, five; Watauga, seven; Surry, two; Iredell, 36; Caldwell, three; Alleghany, two; and Alexander, two. Ashe was among 14 counties without a confirmed case.

One of 19 COVID 19-related deaths reported statewide was in Wilkes. No such deaths have been reported in adjoining counties.

Also by 11:30 a.m. Friday, 2,093 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed statewide. According to a note on the DHHS website, not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this doesn’t represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.

According to DHHS, 43% of the cases that have been confirmed were ages 25-49; 28% were ages 50-64; 20% were 65 and older; and 9 percent were ages 18-24.

There were 31,598 completed tests for the virus and 259 people with COVID-19 hospitalized statewide by 11:30 a.m. Friday. According to DHHS, not all hospitals are reporting their numbers of patients with COVID-19.

Seventy-nine percent of the deaths were people 65 and older. No deaths of people 24 or younger had been reported.

Fifty-two percent of the confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide were female and 48% were male, but 68% of the deaths were male and 32% were female.

Also by 11:30 a.m. Friday:

• 7,156 in-patient hospital beds out of 21,222 reported statewide were occupied;

. 635 intensive care unit hospital beds out of 3,223 reported were occupied;

• patients (not all COVID-19) were on 624 ventilators out of 3,014 reported available statewide.

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