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7-day median number of new coronavirus cases heads back down


Using John Hopkins data, Cornelius Today compiled new confirmed COVID-19 cases from Aug. 10 to Sept. 9. The state’s median number of new cases since Aug. 9 is 1,263 and the statewide median over the past 7 days is 1,086.

Sept. 10. By Dave Yochum. The median number of new coronavirus cases statewide during the past seven days is now running below the past month’s median, a trend in the right direction. Data from Johns Hopkins University show that the median of the past seven days of new cases is 14 percent below the median of the past 31 days, or 1,086 vs. 1,263.

The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,222 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 897 yesterday.

Today’s report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services says the rate of positive tests statewide dropped to 6.3 percent—another step in the right direction—down from 7.1 percent in yesterday’s report. Mecklenburg’s positive test rate was 5.9 percent.

NCDHHS reported 928 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19, up from 916 yesterday.

—The number of new deaths statewide in today’s NCDHHS report was 42, for a cumulative total of 2,958 since the outbreak began here in March.

—Total tests in North Carolina exceeded 2.52 million.

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg accounted for 8.89 percent of the state’s new confirmed cases per day, down from 10 percent in recent weeks. (See chart below)

NCDHHS today reported 85 new cases in Mecklenburg—down from 116 new cases yesterday—for a total of 26,564 since the outbreak began.

Deaths in Mecklenburg rose by four, to 326.

North Meck

—Cornelius: 4 new cases, cumulative total 479. 16 deaths total, none new in two months

—Davidson: 2 new cases, total 274. 5 deaths total, none new in more than a month

—Huntersville: 0 new cases, 852 total. 11 deaths total, 1 new Aug. 26