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COVID-19 hospitalizations drop

Aug. 3. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services noon report today showed the number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in North Carolina have fallen after sizable increases last week.

There were an additional 1,313 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday, down from 1,341 new cases Sunday—and 2,344 new cases on Thursday alone.

The state’s median number of cases since July 3 is 1,849. The past seven-day median is 4.7 percent lower at 1,766.

The cumulative total statewide now stands at 126,532, according to NCDHHS. To view the state data directly, along with demographics, click here.

There were 13 new related deaths, for a total of 1,982 since the outbreak was first tracked here in March.

The total number of tests statewide surpassed 1.837 million, with 7 percent of tests statewide coming back positive. In Mecklenburg County, positive tests are coming back at the rate of 9 percent.

Positive testing varies across the state. In Montgomery and Robeson counties, the positive rate was at 18 percent in today’s report.

More than 92,000 North Carolinians have recovered from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins.


Hospitalizations fell from 1,142 Sunday to 1,057 today, the lowest number of hospitalized since peaking at 1,291 on Wednesday last week.

The state’s median number of cases since July 3 is 1,849. The past 7-day median is lower at 1,766.

In Mecklenburg

Right now, based on data from Johns Hopkins University, Mecklenburg’s 7-day running average of new cases per day accounts for 12.9 percent of the state-wide cases.

On July 20, the 7-day running average accounted for approximately 16.6 percent of the state-wide cases per day. Mecklenburg has 10 percent of the state’s population.

There were two new deaths in Mecklenburg due to the coronavirus, for a total of 212 since the outbreak began. There have been a total of 62 deaths since July 2.

NCDHHS data show 151 new cases between yesterday and today, for a total of 21,015 as of noon, according to NCDHHS.

North Mecklenburg

There was a new COVID-19 related death in Huntersville, for a total of eight. Total cases are at 587, up 141 from July 20, or 31.6 percent. Davidson has a total of five COVID-19 deaths and 195 cases reported so far, up 59 from July 20, or 43.4 percent.

The Cornelius report shows cases level at 350, up 22.8 percent or 285 cases two weeks ago. Deaths stand at 16, all of them apparently at Autumn Care this past winter and spring.