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COVID update March 16

March 16. The volume of new COVID cases rose to 1,519 today after dipping to 649 yesterday, according to the NCDHHS. Statewide COVID hospitalizations fell to 799, less than a third the number hospitalized exactly one month ago. There were 39 new COVID-related deaths statewide.


The statewide positivity rate remained at 2.6 percent for a third day as per NCDHHS. The Mecklenburg 14-day trailing average fell to 3.6 percent.

Mecklenburg (change from Tuesday)

There were 114 new COVID cases reported countywide.

North Mecklenburg (change from Tuesday)

• Cornelius: 3 new cases, 6,730 cumulative total, 35 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 10 new cases, 4,094 cumulative total, 21 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 10 new cases, 15,215 cumulative total, 89 deaths cumulative total.

The Washington Post is reporting that a surge in COVID infections in Western Europe has authorities “on alert” for another wave of the pandemic in the United States. Click here for the article.