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COVID-19 deaths increase by just one in Mecklenburg

COVID-19 in Meck: 1255 cases, 32 related deaths

April 22. Officials will not disclose how many COVID-19 cases are at various long-term care facilities in Mecklenburg, but county-wide COVID-19 deaths rose by just one according to today’s County Health Dept. update. Coronavirus-related deaths in Mecklenburg County reached 32, with 1,255 cases diagnosed, up 2 percent from 1,231 lab-confirmed cases yesterday.

Statewide, there are 7,220 cases, up 3.8 percent from yesterday. As of noon Wednesday there were 242 deaths, up from 213 deaths, or 13.6 percent from Tuesday’s total. You can check the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services COVID-19 dashboard here.

Tuesday’s statewide death total was up 19 percent from Monday.


North Carolina has been spared much of the ravages of COVID-19 seen in New York and New Jersey.

The NCDHHS reports that only 655 ventilators are in use statewide—for any disease—out of 2,863 available statewide.

There are 893 ICU beds in use statewide, out of a total of 3,223 available, according to NCDHHS data.

There have been more than 180,000 COVID-19 related deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins Unniversity. Check the Johns Hopkins COVID dashboard here.

On April 15, Gov. Roy Cooper outlined plans to gradually reopen the state once progress is made in testing and tracing capacity as well as increased data to track trends.

Hundreds of people associated with REOPEN NC marched in downtown Raleigh yesterday, demanding that Cooper allow businesses to reopen.

A demonstration on the Exit 28 bridge between noon and 2 pm yesterday brought out a handful of people.

The governor’s stay-at-home order went into effect March 30th and is supposed to continue until the end of April.