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COVID-19 continues to worsen but outbreaks over at 2 nursing homes

Using Johns Hopkins University’s data, we compiled new confirmed cases of COVID-19 NC each day from May 29 through June 27. The state’s average number of new daily cases since May 29 is 1,176 and its median is 1,163. The past 7-day average and median are higher, at 1,350 and 1,436, respectively.

June 29. Outbreaks of the coronavirus at four nursing homes in North Carolina—including two in Mecklenburg County—are over, according to a new report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Resources. The NCDHHS says the outbreaks at Autumn Care in Cornelius and The Pines in Davidson have ended based on an official definition: An outbreak is considered over if there is not evidence of continued transmission within the facility. This is measured as 28 days after the latest date of onset in a symptomatic person or the latest date of specimen collection in an asymptomatic person, whichever is later.

Twenty residents have died at Autumn Care, and two have died at The Pines since the state began tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the general population as well as in congregate living settings.

Meanwhile, statewide and Mecklenburg County numbers are increasing.

The NCDHHS reported63,484 cases of COVID-19, up from 53,605 exactly one week ago. Deaths from COVID-19 now total 1,325, up from 1,223 one week ago. There are 843 people hospitalized, down from more than 900 on two days last week, and down from 870 one week ago.

As far as the gap between the seven-day median number of new cases statewide and the 31-day median number of new cases, the past seven day median is running 23.47 percent ahead of the preceding month. The math is based on Johns Hopkins University data for North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County has had a total of 10,863 cases and 146 deaths, up from 8,956 cases one week ago and 137 deaths. Between Sunday and today, there were 271 new coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg.

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg has had a 7-day running average accounting for approximately 20.2 percent of all state-wide cases per day. It is unlikely Mecklenburg has had days with zero new cases in the past week and month; more likely are anomalies in testing and reporting. This is especially apparent as Cornelius Today notices significant dips in North Carolina’s daily new cases which coincide with the same days Mecklenburg reported zero cases.