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Covid-19 cases in North Carolina surge to highest single day total for the state

May 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The highest one-day increase of Covid-19 cases was reported in North Carolina Saturday, just one day after phase two of reopening began in the state, health officials say.

The highest one-day increase of Covid-19 cases was reported in North Carolina Saturday, just one day after phase two of reopening began in the state, health officials say.

There were 1,107 positive Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

"Phase two runs through at least Friday, June 26, unless changed or canceled," NCDHHS said in a tweet on Saturday.

Several electronic lab reports have not been processed yet and that could be affecting the state’s total number of new cases, the governor said.

New York state recorded 1,772 additional Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 359,926, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Some more news: Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order to allow groups of up to 10 people to gather as long as they are practicing social distancing protocols, according to an order on the governor’s website.

"I am writing to request the Cabinet Office launch an urgent investigation into allegations Dominic Cummings broke the coronavirus lockdown rules," Labour Minister Rachel Reeves wrote Saturday.

The number of coronavirus patients currently in hospitals and intensive care units across France continue to decrease, the French Health Agency said Saturday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed the order he signed allowing gatherings of up to 10 people with appropriate mitigation and whether it would affect the infection rate in the state and its ability to reopen.

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