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COVID-19 cases pass 100K milestone, but hospitalizations fall again

Source: NC Dept. of Health & Human Services

July 20. By Dave Yochum. The NC Department of Health and Human Services reported 101,046 cases of COVID-19 at noon today, the total breaking through the 100,000 level in four and a half months of tracking.

The statewide total July 1 was 66,513; on June 1, 29,263; on May 1, 11,006. From July 1 to now, total, cumulative NC cases are up 51.87 percent.

Some 1,642 people have died since statewide tracking of the coronavirus began in March. As of today, more than 78,000 people in North Carolina have recovered.

The number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus has fallen again, from 1,115 yesterday to 1,086 as of the today’s noon report. Hospitalizations also fell on Sunday by 39. A week ago, hospitalizations stood at 1,040.

Meanwhile, NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen requested 100 new federally funded testing sites after North Carolina began to see a spike in cases last month.

Using Johns Hopkins data, Cornelius Today developed a chart of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NC per day from June 19 through July 19. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 19 is 1,666 and its median is 1,686. The past 7-day average and median are higher at 2,005 and 1,871.

Median vs. median

Statewide, the rate of increase in new cases has slowed somewhat. The median number of daily new cases over the past month in North Carolina as of yesterday was 1,686, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. During the past week, the median number of new cases per day rose 10.97 percent to 1,871. This comparison in recent weeks has seen differences in the past seven days vs. past month of 20 percent to 40 percent.

In North Meck

In Cornelius, the NCDHHS is reporting a cumulative total of 285 cases since March, up from 278 yesterday and up from 226 one week ago. In Davidson, the total number of COVID-19 cases is at 136, up three from yesterday and up 26 in one week. In Huntersville, the cumulative total is 446, up six from yesterday and up 94 from precisely a week ago. All numbers are as per the NCDHHS.

In Mecklenburg, the number of COVID-19 cases has risen past the 17,000 mark to 17,571, up from 15,319 on week ago, but the increase overnight—just 192—is considerably smaller than increases over the past week. On July 11 there were 450 new cases COVID-19 in Mecklenburg, according to NCDHHS.


Mecklenburg’s 7-day running average accounts for 16.9 percent of the state-wide cases per day.

Total county-wide deaths are at 174, up four from yesterday and up 11 from one week ago.

Total testing statewide is now at 1.423 million, up from 1.22 million in one week.

Less than 10 percent of the population has been infected, according to NCDHHS data.