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COVID-19 cases climb 2,160 statewide

Using Johns Hopkins data, we compiled a chart of North Carolina’s new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day from June 15 through July 15. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 15 is 1,535 and its median is 1,488. The past 7-day average and median are 486 and 410 cases higher at 2,021 and 1,898

July 16. By Dave Yochum. Mecklenburg County had 410 new cases of the coronavirus overnight, according to the daily report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Mecklenburg, which has 17.5 percent of all North Carolina COVID-19 cases, has had a total of 16,360 since the outbreak began in March.

Wake County, which has roughly the same size population as Mecklenburg, has had 8,157 cases, according to today’s report. Mecklenburg has had 164 deaths so far, compared to 83 as of now in Wake County.

Mecklenburg, which surged past 16,000 cases, has had a 7-day running average accounting for approximately 17.5 percent of the state-wide cases per day.

North Meck cases are up as well.

Cornelius: 253, up four from yesterday
Davidson: 123, up eight from yesterday
Huntersville: 390, up 16 from yesterday

The NCDHHS lists 93,426 cases statewide, and 1,588 deaths, up 20 from yesterday.

The median number of daily new cases over the past month in North Carolina is 1,488, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. During the past week, the median number of new cases per day rose 27.55 percent to 1,898.

(Cornelius Today uses data supplied by Johns Hopkins University and NCDHHS. To view the NCDHHS data, click here.)

Hospitalizations down

Hospitalizations statewide have come down eight from yesterday, to 1,134 today, according to NCDHHS.


There have been 1.31 million tests completed with about 9 percent of tests coming back positive statewide, as per NCDHHS. In Mecklenburg, positive tests are coming back at 12 percent.

Pause in reopening

On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will continue to pause in Safer At Home Phase 2 for three more weeks due to concerning trends in the data.

“As we continue to see rising case numbers and hospitalizations, we will stay in Safer At Home Phase 2 for three more weeks,” said Cooper. “Our re-opening priority is the school building doors, and in order for that to happen we have to work to stabilize our virus trends.”

North Carolina vs. Tunisia

North Carolina’s population is 10.6 million and climbing. Tunisia, whose population is 11.8 million, according to Worldometer.com, has had 1,327 cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins.

Total deaths in Tunisia due to COVID-19 are at 50, according to Johns Hopkins’ worldwide COVID-19 mapping as of 1 pm today. Mecklenburg alone has had 164 deaths due to the coronavirus; North Carolina, 1,588.

In Mecklenburg