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COVID update Oct. 8: Hospitalizations fall but 2 new deaths in Huntersville

Oct. 8. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations have remained under 3,000 since Sept. 30, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 85 new deaths statewide, including two in Huntersville.

There have been a total of 71 COVID deaths in Huntersville, where there have been 13 such deaths in the past month, according to NCDHHS records.

New cases

The NCDHHS reported 4,078 new cases, up from 3,781 new cases yesterday.


There are a total of 2,467 North Carolinians hospitalized for COVID, down more than a third since early September


The statewide positivity rate fell to 6.7 percent.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 387 new cases, as well as six new deaths countywide, including the two in Huntersville. The countywide positive test rate slipped slightly to 8.3 percent from 8.5 percent.

North Mecklenburg (change from Thursday)

Cornelius: 5 new cases, 3,916 cumulative total, 28 deaths cumulative total.

Davidson: 8 new cases, 2,263 cumulative total, 17 deaths cumulative total.

Huntersville: 18 new cases, 8,541 cumulative total, 71 deaths cumulative total.

Technical issues

Due to technical issues, the Radeas laboratory was not able to submit test results starting on Oct. 4, 2021. As a result, 17,898 test results were not included in data that would have been reported on Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th. The technical issue from Radeas Labs has been resolved. The results from the delayed lab reports will be included in the data published on Monday, Oct. 11.