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COVID update Aug. 11: New case volume up 154%

Aug. 11. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 4,963 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, the highest one-day gain in six months.

The median number of new cases statewide during the past seven business days (4,331) is now running 154 percent ahead of the median number of new cases over the past 31 business days (1,701), based on data collected by Johns Hopkins University.


New cases, of course, lead to an increase in hospitalizations. The NCDHHS today reported 2,304 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19, nearly twice the number of hospitalizations on July 30, less than two weeks ago.


There were 22 new deaths statewide in today’s NCDHHS report.


Positive tests are coming back at the rate of 12.8 percent statewide, 7.3 percent in Mecklenburg.


Statewide, 58 percent of adults have been fully vaccinated. More than a dozen large US corporations, including Atrium Health, Google, Novant Health, Tyson Foods, United Airlines and Walmart have recently announced vaccine mandates for some or all of their workers.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 608 new cases, and one new death.

North Mecklenburg (change from Tuesday)

Cornelius: 14 new cases, 3,157 cumulative, 26 deaths total.

Davidson: 4 new cases, 1,862 cumulative 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 31 new cases, 6,731 cumulative, 54 deaths total.