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COVID-19 hospitalizations jump again

July 23. By Dave Yochum. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to fluctuate, with today’s numbers from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services showing a strong uptick. After going down on Sunday and Monday, up on Tuesday and down again yesterday, today’s total number of coronavirus hospitalizations jumped by 51 to 1,188, a record in the midst of the pandemic.

Meanwhile the North Carolina coronavirus death tally since tracking began in March has increased by 28 from 1,698 yesterday to 1,726 today, as per NCDHHS. To look at the ever-changing North Carolina COVID-19 data, click here.

The total cumulative number of cases statewide also rose, from 105,001 yesterday, to 106,893. The increase of 1,892 was among the 10 highest during the past month. Based on data provided by Johns Hopkins University, the median number of daily new cases in North Carolina during the past week is 9.35 percent higher than the past month, or 1,871 vs. 1,711.

Johns Hopkins tracks data from around the world as well as in detail in the United States. To view their research directly, click here.

Patients presumed to be recovered is at 78,707, or 73.62 percent of cumulative cases in North Carolina.


There were 328 new cases reported in Mecklenburg County overnight, according to the NCDHHS, for a total of 18,403 cumulative since tracking of the pandemic began in March. There were also two more deaths countywide, for a total of 181 deaths since March.

In North Mecklenburg

Cases of the coronavirus in Cornelius exceeded 300, overnight with eight new cases, according to the NDHHS. There have been no new deaths for more than a month.

In Davidson, the NCDHHS says the total number of cases rose six from yesterday to today, for a total of 153. There were no new deaths as well.

In Huntersville, there were eight new cases for a total of 475, and no new deaths since Sunday/Monday.

Impact on Hispanic community

NC Gov. Roy Cooper

Hispanics account for 43 percent of all cases, and the numbers are rising. The Consulates General of Mexico and Guatemala and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are calling on the Latino community to take prevention measures against this virus.

A joint statement from Gov. Roy Cooper, Secretary of Health Dr. Mandy Cohen and the consuls general said:

“We are deeply grateful to our Latino community for their hard work and recognize the vital role this community plays in keeping North Carolina running. Many in our Latino community work in essential jobs in food, construction, manufacturing and other industries that are the backbone of the state‚Äôs economy. The nature of these jobs puts our Latino community at higher risk of getting COVID-19 both at work and in our neighborhoods.”

Using Johns Hopkins University’s data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of North Carolina’s new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day from June 21 through July 21. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 21 is 1,693 and its median is 1,711. The past seven-day average and median are higher at 1,920 and 1,871.