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COVID-19: New cases, hospitalizations, deaths rose in today’s NCDHHS report

Using Johns Hopkins data, we compiled new confirmed COVID-19 from July 25 through Aug. 24 in NC. Our median number of cases since July 25 is 1,516. The median over the past 7 days is slightly lower at 1,473. But after more than a month of this not occurring, the 7-day running average has exceeded the 31-day average by over 50 cases.

Aug. 25. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,345 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, up from 1,283 new cases Monday. The volume of daily new cases has been up and down since Friday’s 2,008 new cases—the highest so far in August.

Using Johns Hopkins data, our chart of new confirmed COVID-19 from July 25 through Aug. 24 shows the median number of new daily cases during the past seven days running 2.8 percent below the median number of new cases over the past month. After more than a month of this not occurring, the 7-day running average has exceeded the 31-day average, by over 50 cases.

The differential, which can indicate trends, was around 27 percent a week ago. To review the Johns Hopkins US map of the COVID-19 outbreak, including nation by nation data, click here.


Total statewide hospitalizations meanwhile rose by 52, up from 50 additional people hospitalized. The number had fallen by 98 on Sunday, and by 19 on Saturday. Based on today’s NCDHHS report, there are 1,000 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19, vs. 1,168 on July 25.


There were 35 new deaths statewide in today’s coronavirus report, up from four yesterday. The total since tracking began in March is now 2,570 statewide. Deaths now are more likely to indicate new cases from sometime in July.

Total US deaths were 177,619 as of noon today; worldwide, 814,592 deaths due to the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins.

NC testing

Testing passed the 2.1 million mark statewide, with positive tests coming back at the rate of 7.4 percent in today’s report. NC Secretary of Health Dr. Mandy Cohen said a positive test rate trending downward from 5 percent is the goal from a statewide perspective. NC tests were coming back positive 6 percent of the time around Aug. 8-9.


NCDHHS today reported 148 new cases in Mecklenburg—up from 140 new cases yesterday—for a total of 24,408 since the outbreak began. Positive tests are returning at the rate of 6 percent in Mecklenburg.

Using data from Johns Hopkins, Mecklenburg accounts for 10.2 percent of the state’s new confirmed cases per day (7-day analysis). The proportion is down from 16 percent one month ago, and in line with Mecklenburg’s share of the state population.

North Meck

Cornelius: 2 new cases, total 407 (327 on July 26). 16 deaths total, none new in more than a month

Davidson: No new cases, total 233 (161 on July 26). 5 deaths total, none new this month

Huntersville: 7 new cases, 764 total (511 on July 26). 10 deaths total, none new since Aug. 11