NC DHHS: About 60% of COVID-19 Patients in the State Have Recovered

An estimate of 9,115 people in North Carolina have recovered from COVID-19, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

That's 60.58% of the total people in NC who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Currently, the NC DHHS is defining a need for a test as anyone with symptoms — that includes cough, fever, loss of smell or taste — or anyone who had exposure to COVID-19.

NC DHHS officials are estimating it takes an average of 14 days to recover, though people who need hospitalizations usually take around 28 days.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services have been urging everyone to follow the "3 Ws" as North Carolina navigates Phase 1 of the reopening plan: 

  • Wear a Mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Wait 6 feet apart

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