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Coronavirus in North Carolina: Daily status updates

Post 38, 11:55 a.m., April 12

More than 200 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in North Carolina residents were announced Sunday morning by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, bringing the statewide total to 4,520 cases.

An additional death was also reported, with 81 known deaths from coronavirus-related illness in North Carolina. Some 331 state residents are hospitalized due to COVID-19. More than 62,000 tests for coronavirus have been completed on state residents.

There has been a slight statistical shift in the age ranges of who is testing positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina in recent days, with residents ages 50 and older now a slight majority. This population range is much more susceptible to severe illness, accounting for 92% of the deaths in North Carolina. Most of those are occurring in the oldest age group, those 65 and older.

There has also been an increasing trend of women contracting the illness at a greater rate than men, but with men continuing to account for 70% of the deaths in North Carolina.

Complete Carolina Public Press coverage here.