NC health, emergency management officials to hold COVID-19 briefing at 2PM

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RALEIGH, NC (WSPA) – North Carolina health and emergency management officials will hold a COVID-19 briefing this afternoon.

According to a news release, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and Director of NC Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry will be at the briefing at 2 p.m.

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As of 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases is 15,816 and the total number of NC deaths related to the coronavirus is 597.

According an NCDHHS news release, 210,457 COVID-19 tests were completed and there are currently 521 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.

In a news release Wednesday, NCDHHS officials estimated that 9,115 North Carolinians with COVID-19 are likely to have recovered from their symptoms.

That data, along with information about how it is calculated, is being posted on the COVID-19 Dashboard and is updated weekly.

“To calculate this number, NCDHHS estimates the median time for recovery from symptoms to be 14 days from the date of specimen collection for non-fatal COVID-19 cases who were not hospitalized or if hospitalization status is unknown, or 28 days for hospitalized non-fatal COVID-19 cases,” according to the release.

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