HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. May 15, 2020 -- The Orange County Health Department has provided the following information about COVID-19 cases in Orange County as of 9:00 a.m. today:
TOTAL CASES: 263
TOTAL DEATHS: 34
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 32-36% 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.