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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise statewide

June 30. By Dave Yochum. At least 64,670 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus, up 1,186 from yesterday, according to NC Dept. of Health and Human Services officials. The statewide coronavirus death count has reached 1,343, up 18 from yesterday.

The median seven-day number of new cases statewide is running 21.96 percent higher than the 31-day median number of new cases, based on data from Johns Hopkins University (top chart).

NCDHHS Tuesday reported 908 hospitalizations, up from 843 yesterday and 915 exactly one week ago.

Health officials on Monday reported completing an additional 23,728 coronavirus tests, for a total of 910,033. The percentage of positive tests is running between 9 percent and 10 percent, nearly double desired levels.

7-day median vs 31 days

In Mecklenburg County the seven-day median number of new daily cases is running 16.59 percent higher than the 31-day median number of new daily cases, based on data from Johns Hopkins University, suggesting an increasing rate of spread in the less urban areas of the state.

Cornelius Today’s analysis of new cases based on data from Johns Hopkins University shows the ranging from around 24 percent to 41 percent during the seven-day period preceding June 16.

In Mecklenburg County, 50 percent of COVID-19 cases are among those between the ages of 25 and 49. The same age range, however, accounts for only 4 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Mecklenburg.

As far as deaths are concerned, 84 percent have occurred among those over 65 years of age.

Meanwhile, North Carolina remain in “Safer at Home” Phase 2 for three more weeks as NC officials seek to stabilize the trends of increasing viral spread of COVID-19. Gov. Roy Cooper also announced that people must wear cloth coverings over their nose and mouth when they are in public places and social distancing is not possible.

Mecklenburg County by the numbers

There have now been 11,170 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg, up 207 from yesterday. Deaths are level at 146.