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COVID-19 cases appear to have doubled in Cornelius

March 27. Cornelius was largely quiet this morning—people seem to be obeying the stay-at-home order—but the number of COVID-19 cases may have doubled during the past week. Meanwhile, Cornelius officials said Gov. Cooper will announce a stay-at-home order at 4 pm today.

The order will take effect on Monday, March 30 and will remain in place for 30 days.

At a special town board meeting conducted Friday morning via Zoom, Mayor Woody Washam said there are now 4-6 cases in 28031.

That’s up from 1-3 earlier in the week as reported by the Mecklenburg County Health Dept.

“Our stay at home restrictions in Cornelius are going well,” the mayor said. “I would just ask that everyone please find ways to comply with the rules as much as possible rather than seeking out exemptions.”


To reduce the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus, Mecklenburg residents are now ordered to stay home through April 16.

The county now has more than 240 cases, the highest in the state, which has more than 636 statewide.

There was one case early in March.

A Cabarrus County person in their late 70s with underlying medical conditions died on March 24. Also dead are a Harnett County person in their late 30s and a Johnston County resident in their mid-60s. Both had underlying medical conditions.
Grocery update: At 8:30 am Harris Teeter on Old Jetton had toilet paper, while there was none at Food Lion, nor at Publix.