County two new coronavirus deaths

Moore County has two cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, according to North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The only surrounding county that hasn’t reported any positive cases is Richmond County. Chatham County has three cases, Harnett County has nine cases, Hoke County has two cases, Lee County has one case, Montgomery County has one case, Randolph County has two cases, and Scotland County currently has one case.

The counties with the highest cases reported are Mecklenburg with 104 and Wake with 54 cases.

NCDHHS said there are 398 positive cases in the state with no deaths. There have been 8,502 completed tests in North Carolina.

A COVID-19 timeline is listed below for North Carolina:

March 14: Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 117 closing K-12 public schools until at least March 30 and banning gathering of more than 100 people.

March 16: NCDHHS recommends no mass gathering for more than 50 people.

March 17: Governor Cooper issues Executive Order 118 limiting operations of restaurants and bars, and broadening unemployment insurance benefits.

March 21: Executive Order 119 waives restrictions on child care and elder care, provides DMV flexibilities.

March 23: Governor Cooper issues Executive Order 120 extends school closure date to May 15, orders group limit to 50 people and closes the following businesses: bingo parlors, bowling alleys, indoor exercise facilities, health clubs, indoor pools, live performance venues, movie theaters, skating rinks, spas, sweepstakes lounges, video game arcades, barber shops, beauty salons, hair salons, nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors.

Cooper said all grocery stores and restaurants who provide takeout and delivery can stay open. He urged residents not to hoard supplies.

“I know today’s orders cause hardship for a lot of people. I do not treat these decisions lightly,” added Governor Cooper. “We have made them in the interest of health and safety.”


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