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COVID update Jan. 13: Hospitalizations remain over 4,000

Jan. 13. COVID-related hospitalizations statewide continue to climb, reaching 4,275 in today’s coronavirus update from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services.

New cases have also climbed but there is a temporary bump in today’s data due to a reporting glitch that has been resolved. Today’s new case total is 44,833. (See below.)


There were 87 new COVID deaths reported today statewide, one of them in Huntersville—there were two reported yesterday. A total of 19,850 North Carolinians have died from COVID, including 81 in Huntersville.

Positivity rate

The statewide positivity rate remains just above 30 percent for a sixth reporting day. In Mecklenburg, the 14-day average positivity rate climbed to 34.6 percent.


There were 2,586 new COVID cases reported county-wide between yesterday and today.

North Mecklenburg (change from Wednesday)

• Cornelius: 54 new cases, 5,313 cumulative total, 32 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 58 new cases, 3,132 cumulative total, 20 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 231 new cases, 11,971 cumulative total, 81 deaths cumulative total.

Today’s data

From Dec. 31, 2021 through Jan. 11, 2022, some laboratory results were not submitted to NCDHHS. As a result, 36,473 test results (including 10,791 positive results) from this period were not included in the NCDHHS daily report. Today’s case and test data are higher due to adding data that would have been reported on the earlier dates. Hospitalization data and death total were not affected.