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COVID hospitalizations under 3,000 since Sept. 30; deeper look at Huntersville

Oct. 11. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations have remained under 3,000 for more than a week, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 103 new deaths over the weekend, including two more in Huntersville.

Six COVID-related deaths were reported to Mecklenburg County Public Health from Huntersville Oct. 4 to Oct. 8, according to County Health Director Gibbie Harris.

Gibbie Harris

Based on current investigations, none of the deaths for the week were connected to Long Term Care Facilities, she said.

The average age of deaths Oct. 4-8 in Huntersville was 63 years.

“These deaths were younger than the average age of all COVID deaths reported in Huntersville since the start of the pandemic,” the county health director said. A total of 73 people have died of COVID in Huntersville, according to NCDHHS records.

—From June 18, when there were a total of 54 COVID deaths in Huntersville to Aug. 12, there were no new deaths reported by the NCDHHS in Huntersville. From Aug. 12 to Oct. 11 there were 19.

Demographic details

Four out of the six deaths last week were male; five out of the six were White, Harris said.

Four out of the six were unvaccinated; one was partially vaccinated and one fully vaccinated, she said.

New cases statewide

Over the weekend there were 1,786 new cases statewide, according to the NDHHS.

NC hospitalizations

As of today’s NCDHHS report, there are a total of 2,152 North Carolinians hospitalized for COVID, down 25 percent since Oct. 1.


The statewide positivity rate is at 7.5 percent.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 682 new cases over the weekend, as well as four new deaths countywide, including the two in Huntersville as well as one new COVID death in Cornelius.

North Mecklenburg (change from Friday)

Cornelius: 17 new cases, 3,933 cumulative total, 29 deaths cumulative total.

Davidson: 18 new cases, 2,281 cumulative total, 17 deaths cumulative total.

Huntersville: 45 new cases, 8,586 cumulative total, 73 deaths cumulative total.