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COVID update: Hospitalizations down; 1 new COVID-related death in Cornelius

Feb.2. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting that COVID-related hospitalizations have fallen for the fourth reporting day in a row, falling to 4,725 in today’s coronavirus update.

Hospitalizations related to the omicron variant appear to have peaked at 5,158 on Jan. 27.


The NCDHHS reported 78 new COVID-related deaths today, one of them in Cornelius. It is the first COVID-related death in Cornelius since Nov. 30.

New cases

There were 12,335 new cases statewide in today’s report.

On this date one year ago

2,741 hospitalized statewide; 67 new deaths; 2,926 new cases

Positivity rate

The statewide COVID positivity rate is 24.2 percent.

—In Mecklenburg, the 14-day trailing average was 30 percent, the fourth day of decline.


There were 971 new COVID cases countywide.

North Mecklenburg (change from Tuesday)

• Cornelius: 30 new cases, 6,306 cumulative total, 33 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 28 new cases, 3,821 cumulative total, 20 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 75 new cases, 14,376 cumulative total, 82 deaths cumulative total.