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Today at 5 p.m., the statewide stay-at-home order goes into effect. The next media briefing from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will happen at 2 p.m.
BY THE NUMBERS
• 1,189 known cases in N.C. (as of 8:29 a.m.).
• 1,167 positive cases confirmed by NCDHHS.
• 143,055 cases in the U.S. (as of 8:29 a.m.).
• 18,945 completed tests in North Carolina.
• 7 deaths in North Carolina.
• 75 counties have reported positive cases.
• 91 current hospitalizations.
• 2,513 deaths in the U.S. (as of 8:29 a.m.).
President Trump extended the nation’s social-distancing guidelines until April 30. He expects the country to be on its way to recovery by June 1.
Bladen, Caswell, Currituck, Pamlico Washington, Yadkin, Alexander, Alleghany, Edgecombe and Swain counties reported their first COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry told the News & Observer that he expects officials to have a better handle on when COVID-19 will peak in North Carolina later this week.
The N.C. Division of Employment Security is working with federal Department of Labor to figure out how to give North Carolinians who collect unemployment benefits $600 per week more. The DES is waiting for federal guidance. The additional funds could make their way to recipients as early as April 4.
Related: The first COVID-19 unemployment checks will go out this week.