The incidence of COVID-19 cases differs by demographic characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, gender, and age. Disparities in systemic factors such as healthcare access, income, and employment may put people in some racial and ethnic groups at greater risk of both getting COVID-19 and becoming severely ill. The likelihood of severe illness increases with age.
The figure below shows the percentage of cumulative cases represented by each demographic group. This measure is calculated each day for each geographic region by dividing the number of cumulative incident cases for each demographic characteristic (race/ethnicity, gender, and age) by the total cases up to that day.
All data are preliminary and subject to change. Corrections and updates are made as cases are being investigated and reported. The most current data are available on the NC DHHS COVID-19 dashboard.
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The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is an advanced, statewide public health surveillance system. NC DETECT is supported by the North Carolina Division of Public Health through a federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant and is managed through a collaboration between NC DPH and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Emergency Medicine's Carolina Center for Health Informatics.