Wake County: Infection Rate Rises
Weekly new cases on Coronavirus in Wake County rose from 297 to 533 last week.
In case some of you are wondering, last week’s Wake County COVID new infections was originally posted as 236, not the 297 we are reporting today. That’s because the county updates the numbers daily and the new infections are adjusted as all the information comes in.
North Carolina Infection Rate
Across the state, infections rates have continued to climb in the last week.
Wake County Per 10,000
Another key measure of infection rate is cases per 10,000.
Last week, Wake County registered 17 cases per 10,000. This week, that number has more than doubled to 41 per 10,000.
North Carolina Cases & Deaths By Age
This data set from NC Dept of Health & Human Services shows that 25-49 year olds account for the largest group of cases at 45%.
This second chart shows deaths in North Carolina. Disproportionately, people over 75 years old account for 62% of the deaths. 82% of the deaths are people over 65.
Explore for Yourself
If you’d like to explore the data for yourself, NC Dept of Health & Human Services and Wake County also gives insight into infection rates by age, gender, ethnicity. The NCDHHS site also allows users to search by zip code.
We’ll be back next week.
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