(9/28 12:30 p.m.) North Carolina has reported 208,248 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 868 cases from the day before. 897 people are currently hospitalized, a decrease of 20 from the day before. 3,445 have died from COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 4 from the day before. For more information, including county-by-county and demographic breakdowns, click here. In the 13 North Carolina counties in Blue Ridge Public Radio's listening area, there are 9,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 226 deaths, an increase of 48 cases and 1 death from the day before. For information on cases in the state of Georgia, click here. For more local information, click here.