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COVID update Feb. 18

Feb. 18. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported that there were 2,634 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID, down 43 percent from one month ago.

Today’s new case volume was 4,871—down from 31,902 new cases logged on Jan. 18.


Nevertheless, there were 87 new deaths statewide attributable to COVID-19, according to the NCDHHS.

Positivity rate

The statewide COVID positivity rate fell to 10.3 percent in today’s report.

—In Mecklenburg, the 14-day trailing average also fell, to 15.59 percent positive.


There were 367 new COVID cases reported countywide and 4 new deaths, as per NCDHHS data.

North Mecklenburg (change from Thursday)

• Cornelius: 15 new cases, 6,616 cumulative total, 34 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 7 new cases, 4,005 cumulative total, 21 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 21 new cases, 14,998 cumulative total, 86 deaths cumulative total.