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COVID-19 update April 7

CHART NOTES: Only days in the past 31 days, which had new cases, were counted. If those days didn’t have cases, they weren’t counted. We went back to March 7 for the 31-day median/averages. For the seven days, we went back through 7 days, each of which had cases. In reality, we went back 10 days, as there was three days worth of 0 cases. Data from Johns Hopkins University.

April 7.  By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,380 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, for a total of 924,810 since the outbreak began. In Mecklenburg County, the NCDHHS is reporting 141 new cases.

The median of the past seven days of reported results statewide is slightly ahead of the past 31 days. (See chart.)


Statewide, hospitalizations rose to 1,025, up from 982 in today’s NCDHHS report.


The statewide positive test rate was at 6.7 percent in today’s report; in Mecklenburg, 6.3 percent


There were 23 new deaths statewide attributable to COVID-19.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 2 new cases, 2,730 cumulative; 24 deaths total.

Davidson: 4 new cases, 1,587 cumulative; 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 11 new cases, 5,477 cumulative; 48 deaths total.

The NCDHHS yesterday said it continues building capacity to adequately respond to an increase in virus spread in testing, tracing and prevention.