the latest COVID 19 research. easily understood.

The Coronavirus Dashboard from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health provides relevant local COVID-19 research to all North Carolinians. Browse our COVID-19 questions or go deeper in our coronavirus research area.

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TOTAL covid-19 CASES in nC

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TOTAL covid-19 DEATHS in nC

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Since March 3, 2020. Updated nightly at 2:30a.
Data Source: The New York Times

CORONAVIRUS in NC by the numbers

We are bombarded by coronavirus numbers on a daily basis. But they don’t mean much until they are put in context. See our interactive visualization showing coronavirus cases in NC to learn more about how these numbers have been trending over time.
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The latest:

  • Free at-home COVID-19 tests: Order free tests now so you have them when you need them. Visit to order your tests.
  • As of March 4, 2022, Omicron is currently the predominant variant in the US. To learn more about Omicron, visit the CDC's Omicron page.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illnesses, hospitalizations, and death. As of March 2, 2022, there are three types of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines, with recommendation for an additional dose of these vaccines to complete the primary series. For increased protection against Omicron, it is recommended that everyone receive an additional dose of the vaccine (e.g. booster) to be up to date. For more, visit the CDC's Vaccines page.
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