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COVID-19 update June 4: Positive tests fall to 2.5%

June 4. With 50 percent of North Carolina adults fully vaccinated, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported the COVID-19 positive testing rate has fallen to 2.5 percent. There were 680 new cases of the coronavirus statewide; 75 new in Mecklenburg.

Hospitalizations remained at 613 for the second day in a row, while COVID-related deaths increased by 21 from yesterday to today. There were no new coronavirus deaths in Mecklenburg County for the third day in a row.

The Mecklenburg positive test rate is at 3 percent, another new low.

North Mecklenburg (change from Thursday to today)

Cornelius: 3 new cases, 2,872 cumulative; 25 deaths total.

Davidson: 0 new cases, 1,688 cumulative; 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 4 new cases, 6,027 cumulative; 53 deaths total.