The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on Saturday reported the state’s highest one-day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,107 cases reported. 

The state's case increased from 21,618 on Friday to 22,725 on Saturday.

Wilkes County's confirmed COVID-19 case total increased by 10, from 462 on Friday to 472 on Saturday.

Go to for more statewide and Wilkes COVID-19 stats.

“This is a notable and concerning increase. As we head into a holiday weekend, please practice the three Ws – wear a face covering, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands frequently. When it comes to our health, we need to work together to protect our families, friends and neighbors,” said  Dr. Mandy Cohen, DHHS secretary.

In addition, 10% of total tests were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system.  

DHHS epidemiologists are analyzing the data to determine if there were any significant contributing factors.

Go to for more statewide and Wilkes COVID-19 stats.

Additional data is also posted on the DHHS website at

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