February continues its march with a significant drop in new COVID-19 casesHowever, the number of Latinos who have died from COVID-19 in North Carolina remains high, especially in some counties.
Nail 4,128 people in North Carolina tested positive on your COVID-19 24-hour test on February 12. This represents less than half of the cases registered on January 9 alone, when 11,581 cases were reported.
Cases of the new coronavirus in North Carolina have had a downward trend after an unusual rebound in early January.
New cases of COVID-19 down
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) ad on February 12 that in total and so far 814,594 people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in every county in the state.
Additionally, 10,376 deaths were registered due to complications associated with the coronavirus. At the moment in North Carolina there have been 9.5 million tests of COVID-19, and some 2,151 people are hospitalized.
Despite the decline in new COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, authorities ask the community to follow safety regulations such as avoiding meetings with people outside the home, wearing a mask, washing hands constantly and maintaining a social distance.
The Latino Community
Among those infected, it was counted at the end of January (the latest update available) 111,328 latinos, which constitutes a 22% of all infections in North Carolina of which the ethnicity is known. The authorities also announced 713 cases of deceased Latinos.
Counties where the most Latinos have died from COVID-19
COVID-19 by race and age
The largest number of people infected with COVID-19 in the state (62%) are Anglo-Saxons, while 20% are African-American.
By age, about half of those infected (39%) are people between 25 and 49 years of age, followed by people from 50 to 64 years of age, who represented a fifth of those infected (20%).
The highest number (83%) of deaths from complications associated with the coronavirus were among people over 65 years of age.
COVID-19 Cases in North Carolina
County of Mecklenburg has the highest number of COVID-19 cases reaching 92,022, and the highest number of deaths related to the virus, with 810 deaths.
It follows in number of infected Wake that has already exceeded 70,566 infected and 501 deceased.