Sep 29, 2020
The Department of Public Health reports 186 new COVID-19 cases since the Friday, Sept. 25, report. Cumberland County’s case count is now 5,515 with 79 deaths.
Cumberland County’s daily average of positive cases is 62.1 with 7.8% of those tested returning positive for COVID-19.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recently added information about antigen testing to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard, including positive COVID-19 cases and deaths diagnosed with an antigen test and the number of antigen tests completed daily.
Of the 5,515 total cases in Cumberland County, the COVID-19 NC Dashboard reports 5,488 molecular (PCR) positive cases and 27 antigen positive cases.
Molecular (PCR) and antigen tests are used to diagnose COVID-19, meaning that they look to see if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. Each test looks for something different to determine if someone is infected. A molecular (PCR) test looks