There were no reports of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Wilkes County by late Monday morning. In addition, North Carolina still has no deaths from COVID-19.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced that North Carolina had 398 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in about half of the state’s counties and 8,502 completed tests of samples.

That was up 34% from 297 confirmed cases reported by DHHS on Monday. The completed test total was up less than 1% from 8,438 reported by DHHS at the same time Monday.

Eleven people were hospitalized with the virus in North Carolina as of Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper said.

Daily totals from the News and Observer newspaper in Raleigh are higher than those reported by DHHS. The newspaper reported that its totals include the latest reports from county health officials, as well as those from DHHS. Tuesday morning, the N&O reported 457 confirmed cases in 50 N.C. counties.

Iredell County has nine positive cases and Watauga County has two. No other counties adjoining Wilkes have positive cases.

The News and Observer also reported that officials in Madison and Pitt counties and the town of Beaufort asked residents on Monday to stay home and limit travel. Residents are still allowed to go to work, the pharmacy, grocery stores or medical appointments. Cooper hasn’t issued a shelter-in-place order for the state.

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