These ZIP codes are growing fastest for confirmed COVID-19 cases this week (updated today)

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 5

fastest growing covid-19 cases in Wake County

What’s new: ZIP codes with fewer cases grew faster by percentage this week for the second week.

Only three of the faster-growing ZIP codes were above the average for overall Wake County cases, about 350.

Congregate living setting outbreaks continue to increase (scroll to read more). More than 1,000 deaths are attributed to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, more than half in North Carolina.

Here’s what we’re seeing this week, from Wednesday’s ZIP code data + Tuesday’s congregate living reports:

The largest growth in cases this week:

Of the ZIP codes that had 31 or more confirmed COVD-19 cases as of July 30’s state report, the ZIP codes with higher than median case count growth by percentage growth are:

  1. 27571 ROLESVILLE, 19.4% increase in cases since last Wednesday. +7 new cases, 43 overall lab-confirmed cases.
  2. 27607 RALEIGH, 16.7% increase, +26 cases, 181 total.
  3. 27540 HOLLY SPRINGS, 16.67% increase, +34, 238 total.
  4. 27612 RALEIGH, 16.3% increase, +48, 342 total.
  5. 27613 RALEIGH, 15.9% increase, +40, 292 total.
  6. 27526 FUQUAY VARINA, 15.2% increase, +47, 357 total.
  7. 27523 APEX, 14.5% increase, +10, 79 total.
  8. 27539 APEX, 14.2% increase, +21, 169 total.
  9. 27513 CARY, 11.6% increase, +27, 259 total.
  10. 27617 RALEIGH, 11% increase, +15, 151 total.
  11. 27605 RALEIGH, 10.8% increase. +4, 41 total.
  12. 27502 APEX, 10.33% increase. +25, 267 total.
  13. 27601 RALEIGH, 10.28% increase. +11, 118 total.
  14. 27606 RALEIGH, 9.9% increase. +35, 388 total.
  15. 27615 RALEIGH, 9.8% increase. +36, 408 total.
  16. 27614 RALEIGH, 9.74% increase. +19, 214 total.

The midpoint is about 9.5%, down from 14% last week.

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Most cases of COVID-19 in the Raleigh area, ranked by ZIP code:

See the 35 ZIP codes in Wake County, ranked by total lab-confirmed case count in green, deaths in orange: (also listed below)

27610 RALEIGH1,90526
27604 RALEIGH91610
27616 RALEIGH8625
27529 GARNER72314
27603 RALEIGH6642
27587 WAKE FOREST57915
27545 KNIGHTDALE52120
27609 RALEIGH4786
27615 RALEIGH4056
27606 RALEIGH3882
27526 FUQUAY VARINA35710
27612 RALEIGH3424
27597 ZEBULON3082
27591 WENDELL2932
27613 RALEIGH2925
27511 CARY2813
27519 CARY2814
27502 APEX2673
27513 CARY2591
27540 HOLLY SPRINGS2381
27560 MORRISVILLE2341
27501 ANGIER2301
27614 RALEIGH2140
27607 RALEIGH1810
27592 WILLOW SPRING1781
27539 APEX1691
27617 RALEIGH1510
27601 RALEIGH1181
27518 CARY1070
27523 APEX790
27608 RALEIGH781
27571 ROLESVILLE430
27572 WILLOW SPRING420
27605 RALEIGH411
27562 NEW HILL210

Congregate living updates:

There are currently 28 known and ongoing congregate living outbreaks in Wake County and no known childcare or school clusters.

More than 1,000 of North Carolina’s COVID-19 related deaths are attributed to nursing homes or residential care facilities, more than half.

Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) has 36 congregate living outbreaks and 2 childcare clusters, according to the state’s database. Durham County has 9 congregate living outbreaks and one childcare cluster. Orange County has 6 congregate living outbreaks.

In Tuesday’s congregate living report and Wednesday’s Department of Public Safety report, these congregate living facilities have seen weekly increases:

  • Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, +1 death, 52 cases, 5 people died. (27610 RALEIGH)
  • Cary Health and Rehabilitation, +2 cases, 5 total. (27518 CARY)
  • Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest, +2 cases, +2 deaths, 75 total cases, 5 people have died. (27587 WAKE FOREST)
  • Litchford Falls Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, +8 cases, +4 deaths. 62 cases total, 5 deaths total. (27615 RALEIGH)
  • The Laurels of Forest Glenn, +7 deaths, 75 cases total, 9 people have died. (27529 GARNER)
  • Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, +24 cases, +5 deaths to a total 68 cases and 2 deaths. (27604 RALEIGH)
  • Universal Health Care – Fuquay-Varina, a newer outbreak, +3 cases, 12 cases total. (27526 FUQUAY VARINA)
  • The Addison of Knightdale, +5 cases, 7 total cases, (27545 KNIGHTDALE)
  • Falls River Court Memory Care Community, a new outbreak, 3 total cases. (27614 RALEIGH)
  • Sunrise at North Hills, +1 death, 3 cases and 1 death total. (27609 RALEIGH)
  • The Covington, +1 case, 36 total cases. (27612 RALEIGH)
  • Wake Assisted Living, +18 cases, 31 total. (27610 RALEIGH)
  • Louisburg Road, in Wake Forest, has an outbreak of 9 COVID-19 cases. Congregate living facilities categorized “other,” like the one, are usually farmworker housing or homeless shelters.
  • State women’s prison, +3 cases, 238 total. (27610 RALEIGH)
  • New: Wake County announced a new outbreak at Holly Hill Hospital – South Campus in Raleigh on July 27, but it’s not yet on the state’s report. (27610 RALEIGH)
  • New: Wake County also announced an outbreak at Morningside of Raleigh, but didn’t share the extent of the outbreak. It wasn’t on Tuesday’s report. (27607 RALEIGH)
  • New: Wake County announced a new outbreak Tuesday at The Cypress of Raleigh – Rosewood Health Center. (27615 RALEIGH)

Sunnybrook Rehabilitation and Heartfields of Cary were not on the report after more than a month of no new cases. Strategic Behavioral Care is also not on the report and not included in the total.

Do you have questions about this ZIP code data or the analysis? Email editor@raleighconvergence.com

Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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