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COVID update: New cases surpass 4,000

Dec. 9. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported more than 4,000 new COVID cases for the first time since the September delta spike. Today’s volume of new cases is 4,153—nearly double what was recorded on Monday of this week.

Positive tests

The positive test rate statewide was 7.1 percent.

Regional positivity

The local positivity rates were: Mecklenburg County, 7.9 percent; Iredell, 10.5 percent; Gaston, 13.1 percent; Lincoln, 11.9 percent; and Union, 10.1 percent,


The NCDHHS said 1,473 North Carolinians are hospitalized due to COVID, up 102 from yesterday’s total.


The NCDHHS today also reported 22 new COVID-related deaths statewide.


There were 351 new cases reported county-wide as well as two new deaths in Mecklenburg.

North Mecklenburg (change from Wednesday)

• Cornelius: 5 new cases, 4,207 cumulative total, 32 deaths cumulative total.

• Davidson: 4 new cases, 2,459 cumulative total, 19 deaths cumulative total.

• Huntersville: 28 new cases, 9,295 cumulative total, 74 deaths cumulative total.

This day last year

On this date one year ago there were 6,495 new cases and 2,440 people hospitalized in North Carolina due to the coronavirus.