you're reading...

Cornelius News

COVID-19 update July 26

July 26. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services Monday reported 1,401 new COVID-19 cases statewide, as well as a total of 943 hospitalizations due to COVID, the highest since May 10. One week after Labor Day 2020, there were 895 North Carolinians hospitalized statewide, according to NCDHHS data.

Based on North Carolina data Johns Hopkins University collected over the past 30 business days (median 541 new cases per day), the median number of new cases during the past seven business days (1,434) is up 165 percent.

Positive tests

Positive testing in today’s report is at 8.6 percent, the same as Dec. 5 soon after the Thanksgiving holiday last year.


Since Friday, there were 10 deaths statewide attributable to the coronavirus. The NCDHHS has reclassified a Cornelius death reported last Thursday as not being attributable to the coronavirus.

Mecklenburg County

In Mecklenburg County, there were 775 new coronavirus cases, from Friday’s report to today’s. There have been no COVID-related deaths in Mecklenburg since Thursday’s NCDHHS report.

North Mecklenburg (change from Friday to today)

Cornelius: 16 new cases; 2,978 cumulative; 26 deaths total.

Davidson: 13 new cases; 1,758 cumulative; 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 50 new cases; 6,275 cumulative; 65 deaths total.