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COVID update Dec. 20: Positivity rate over 9%

Dec. 20. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 2,892 new COVID cases statewide, as well as 1,630 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, up from 1,584 as of Friday Dec. 17.


Between Friday’s report and today’s NCDHHS report, there were 46 new COVID deaths statewide; three of them in Mecklenburg County.

Positive tests

The positive test rate statewide climbed back up over 9 percent, hitting 9.3 percent statewide in today’s report. In Mecklenburg, the positive test rate fell a tenth of a point over the weekend to 7.9 percent.


There were 1,245 new cases reported county-wide between Friday and today.

North Mecklenburg (change from Friday)

• Cornelius: 34 new cases, 4,314 cumulative total, 32 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 17 new cases, 2,525 cumulative total, 19 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 75 new cases, 9,556 cumulative total, 74 deaths cumulative total.

Last year at this time

On Dec. 19 2020 there were 3,227 new cases and 1,780 people hospitalized in North Carolina due to the coronavirus.