WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in North Carolina has officially surpassed influenza-related deaths.
Officials say 172 people have died of coronavirus across the state since the first case was reported on March 3. The last flu report shows 167 people have died of the flu since the official start of flu season on Sept. 29. Flu numbers are updated weekly on Thursdays.
The latest numbers from the state show 6,493 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 172 deaths, 465 people currently hospitalized and almost 80,000 people have been tested.