Coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19 Cases in Orange County


Total Cases: 302


Total Deaths: 39

COVID-19 Cases by Gender

Cases by Gender

COVID-19 Cases by Ethnicity

Cases by Ethnicity

COVID-19 Cases by Age
COVID-19 Cases by Race
COVID-19 Epi Curve


  • Data is based on the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System, which is a day behind the NC DHHS case count but has more comprehensive demographic data.
  • Testing capability is limited, so the actual number of confirmed cases may be higher.
  • Any demographic groups with very small numbers have been suppressed to protect patient confidentiality.
  • We are missing race and ethnicity data for between 30-40% of confirmed cases. 
  • We don’t know who may have COVID-19 that wasn’t able to get tested, and we don’t know what groups the patients with missing data fall under. This data should not be used to make generalizations about who may or may not have higher rates of infection.

The NC Department of Health Human Services updates their COVID-19 Dashboard daily at 11 a.m.

MEDIA BANNERPlease direct any media inquiries or public information requets related to Orange County’s COVID-19 response to Todd McGee, Orange County Community Relations/EOC Public Affairs, at (984) 220-5412.



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A list of information and resources about food, health, education, housing, and more

All resources about COVID-19 in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, ASL, Burmese, Karen, Kinyarwanda, and Swahili

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We provide answers to commonly asked questions about coronavirus
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Want to volunteer or support local organizations and groups that are responding to COVID-19?  Here’s how.
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Learn about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you are sick.
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Learn more about symptoms and testing for COVID-19 from NCDHHS
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In this section, we look at rumors and myths about COVID-19 and supply answers based on science and medicine.
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Social distancing, also called physical distancing, is a vital way to stay healthy during a pandemic
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Orange County Health Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, or sex.
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NCDHHS and OCHD have worked closely with long-term care facilities.  Learn more
Pets are family!  Learn more about how COVID-19 affects our furry friends


Please visit our videos page on helpful videos about COVID-19 on a variety of topics, including cloth face coverings, social distancing, and how to protect yourself from COVID-19.

Link to VIDEOS

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Orange County Government cares about diversity, equity and inclusion. As a community, we need to be mindful of xenophobia (dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries).

As this novel coronavirus spreads, so does xenophobia. We want to avoid any speech or action that would make minorities in our community feel exposed and vulnerable. Pathogens and viruses do not discriminate, however humans do. 

The Orange County Health Department will not contribute to racial profiling and marginalization, portraying the carrier of this illness as “foreign and alien.” We will stick to the science and treat all community members with respect.



Social Media

For the latest on COVID-19 and its impacts in Orange County, follow the Health Department on social media at the links below.

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COVID-19 Updates

  • Newsletter: Sign up for the COVID-19 newsletter from the Orange County Health Department.
  • Text updates: To receive daily text updates, text ocnchealth to 888-777.
  • Actualizaciones de texto: para recibir actualizacions diarias en Espanol mande mensaje ’OCNCSALUD’ a 888777
  • Hotline: Questions about COVID-19? Call (919) 245-6111 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Spanish language and other languages available.
  • Email: Email your questions to


For general questions about Coronavirus, contact NCDHHS at:

If you are an individual or a medical practice with questions, call the Orange County Health Department at  919-245-6111 during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  After hours, call 911 and ask for the Communicable Disease Staff member on-call.

Contact Kristin Prelipp, the Orange County Health Department’s Public Information Officer at or 919-245-2462