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COVID-19 update Jan. 20

Jan. 20. COVID-related hospitalizations statewide reached 4,741 in today’s coronavirus update from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. One year ago, there were 3,740 North Carolinians hospitalized with the coronavirus.


There were 52 new COVID deaths reported by the NCDHHS today statewide.

New cases

There were 29,580 new cases in today’s report.

Positivity rate

The statewide positivity rate is 33.3 percent according to NCDHHS.

—In Mecklenburg, the positivity rate was 33.7 percent in today’s report, the third day in a row the 14-day average has eased slightly. It was 14.5 percent on the final day of 2021.


There were 1,948 new COVID cases as well as three new deaths reported county-wide between yesterday and today.

North Mecklenburg (change from Wednesday)

• Cornelius: 89 new cases, 5,728 cumulative total, 32 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 39 new cases, 3,391 cumulative total, 20 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 171 new cases, 12,920 cumulative total, 81 deaths cumulative total.