About the Data
Just like the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Wake County is monitoring four sets of criteria in 14-day periods.
They are the trajectory of:
- Cases with COVID-like symptoms;
- Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed each day by a lab;
- The percentage of tests that were positive out of all tests administered; and
- The hospitalizations of COVID-19-positive patients.
This way, we can detect any upward trends in our community, which would inform any corrective actions we may want to consider. We use data to guide our decision-making process, so we can do what’s best for the health and safety of our 1.1-million residents.
For information about the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in Wake County currently, please visit the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website. Scroll down to the “Percent Positive by County” section and move your mouse over Wake County on the image of the state. A box will appear with the latest percent positive data in it. The remaining three criteria will be shown in the graphs below.
PLEASE NOTE: The first of the following charts is updated weekly. The additional three charts are updated weekdays at 2 p.m. with an up-to-two-business-day lag.
The first chart shows the trajectory of cases in Wake County with COVID-like symptoms.