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COVID-19 hospitalizations increase again; governor’s press conference at 3 pm

Using Johns Hopkins data, we compiled a chart of NC’s new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day from June 13 through July 13. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 13 is 1,492 and its median is 1,436. The past 7-day average and median are both between 300 and 400 cases higher, at 1,842 and 1,874 respectively

July 14. By Dave Yochum. On the same day that North Carolina reported 1,908 new COVID-19 cases, the entire country of Germany reported 159 new diagnoses, a sign the coronavirus continues to spread not just here, but around the US. Today’s count of new cases is up 1,956 in North Carolina for a total of 89,484.

Nationwide there are 3.37 million cases of the coronavirus, more than India, Russia, Peru, Chile, Mexico and the United Kingdom combined, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, our analysis of Johns Hopkins data shows the median of the past seven days of new COVID-19 cases in North Carolina is running 30.5 percent ahead of the median of the past month; this, after flattening prior to the Independence Day holiday.

To view the Johns Hopkins data directly, click here.

The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting 89,484 cases as of noon today and 1,552 deaths.

In North Meck

The number of COVID-19 cases so far in Cornelius jumped by 21 overnight for a total of 247, according to NCDHHS. The totals in Davidson are 113, up from 110 yesterday, and in Huntersville, 364, up from 352 yesterday.

The Cornelius increase, at 9.29 percent in a single day, is ahead of the county-wide increase of 2.3 percent.

The state also reported 361 new cases in Mecklenburg from yesterday’s report, for a total of 15,630 since the outbreak began here in March.


Mecklenburg County alone accounts for 16.9 percent of the state-wide cases per day. Its residents account for only one-tenth of the state’s population.

Press conference at 3 pm

Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce plans to reopen the state’s K-12 schools during a press conference at 3 pm today. Cooper postponed the decision last week about when and how to reopen schools, saying the state “must get it right” before giving such a directive.

To watch the governor’s press conference as it happens at 3 pm, click here.

Under Executive Order 147, we are in Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions until Friday, July 17. People are also required, with some exceptions, to wear face coverings while out in public when physical distancing of six feet is not possible.

Cooper’s school reopening decision comes a day after the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, announced that it will not reopen campuses and continue with online instruction for the foresseable future because of a spike in coronavirus cases.


Total hospitalizations statewide jumped to a record 1,109, an increase of 69 from yesterday’s total, and 120 ahead of the total hospitalized one week ago.


Testing has surged past the 1.25 million level, compared to 1.071 million one week ago.

Mecklenburg week vs month