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COVID-19 deaths drop from yesterday’s high; 1 new death in Cornelius

Nov. 4. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported an increase of 2,425 new COVID-19 cases statewide for a total of 282,802 since the outbreak began in March.

Tests are coming back positive at the rate of 7.4 percent statewide, and 6.2 percent in Mecklenburg, both up from yesterday. The goal is heading downward from 5 percent, according to NCDHHS.

The median number of new cases over the past week is now running 11.7 percent of the median number of new cases over the past 31 days. Yesterday it was only 7.2 percent ahead.

The past week’s new cases are running 11.7% ahead of the past month’s


There were 50 new deaths statewide due to COVID-19, down from 67 yesterday, a number which was offset by low death tallies Sunday (5) and Monday (7). A total of 4,507 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCDHHS today reported one new death due to COVID-19 in Cornelius.


Hospitalizations rose to 1,186 statewide, according to today’s NCDHHS report, up from 1,175 yesterday.


There were 314 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, as well as two new deaths, for a total of 400 deaths county-wide.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 9 new cases, 717 cumulative total; 17 deaths total.

Davidson: 7 new cases, 380 cumulative cases total; 7 deaths total.

Huntersville: 15 new cases, 1,311 cumulative case total; 14 deaths total.