Gov. Cooper Orders all North Carolina Schools to Close for 2 Weeks

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- In a Saturday news conference, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order that closes all North Carolina public schools for two weeks, the order also stops mass gatherings of more than 100 people.

"Hindsight is 20/20. I don't want any regrets in our rearview mirror when this pandemic subsides," Cooper said. "I am guided by a clear goal - doing all we can to keep people from getting sick and to make sure that those who do have excellent care and treatment."

North Carolina health officials said Saturday there are 23 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

The NCDHHS case numbers may differ from some maps because its county map does not include cases diagnosed by private laboratories. NCDHHS cases include presumptive positive and confirmed positive.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus in North Carolina:

Wake County - 11 cases, 1 confirmed positive and 10 presumptive positive

Durham County - 1 presumptive positive case

Chatham County - 1 presumptive positive case

Harnett County - 1 presumptive positive case

Johnston County - 1 presumptive positive case

Wayne County - 1 presumptive positive case

Forsyth County - 2 presumptive positive

Cabarrus County - 1 presumptive positive

Mecklenburg County (NC) - 1 presumptive positive

Craven County - 1 presumptive positive

Onslow County - 1 presumptive positive

Brunswick County - 1 presumptive positive

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