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COVID update Dec. 15: New cases above 3,750, but hospitalizations fall slightly

Dec. 15. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 3,755 new COVID cases statewide, up from 1,932 new cases yesterday. Statewide hospitalizations dipped to 1,561 today, from 1,575 yesterday.

Positive tests

The positive test rate statewide is 9.1 percent. In Mecklenburg, the positive test rate is 8.1 percent.


The NCDHHS today also reported 37 new deaths statewide, two of them in Mecklenburg County.


There were 331 new cases reported county-wide between yesterday and today.

North Mecklenburg (change from Tuesday)

• Cornelius: 11 new cases, 4,262 cumulative total, 32 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 6 new cases, 2,489 cumulative total, 19 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 22 new cases, 9,429 cumulative total, 74 deaths cumulative total.

This day last year

On this date one year ago there were 5,236 new cases and 2,735 people hospitalized in North Carolina due to the coronavirus.