Over 100 Cases of COVID19 in NC: Updates in The Carolinas, March 20


There are now 123 cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina, 91 in South Carolina and 43 in Mecklenburg County.

Key Facts:

  • NC Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed the state's first case of community spread
  • Cases in North Carolina:123
  • Cases in South Caroilna: 91
  • Cases in Mecklenburg County:43

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Mecklenburg County updates positive COVID-19 case number to 43

There are 11 new cases of coronavirus in Mecklenburg Count. The Health Department now shows a total of 43 positive cases

UNCC commencement ceremony postponed

Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 and based on current federal health guidance, UNC Charlotte’s May commencement ceremony will be postponed.

"We are incredibly proud of you and your academic accomplishments and know what an important milestone graduation is for you, your families, and your faculty members." - Philip L. Dubois

Duke Energy waiving late fees for customers in addition to suspending disconnects

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas today announced a comprehensive set of steps to help customers, communities and employees manage the economic hardship caused by COVID-19.

The company will waive late payment fees and fees for returned payments for its millions of electric and natural gas customers across its service territories beginning Saturday March 21 until the national state of emergency is lifted. For residential customers, the company will also waive fees for credit and debit card payments.

Visit WCNC for more details.

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