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COVID update Oct. 7: Sixth day hospitalizations under 3,000

Oct. 7. Statewide COVID-related hospitalizations remained under 3,000 for the sixth day, but the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services reported 3,781 new cases, up from 3,698 new cases yesterday, and 2,703 new cases Tuesday.

There are a total of 2,514 North Carolinians hospitalized for COVID, down by a third since early September


The statewide positivity rate stayed at 9.2 percent.


Statewide, there were 74 new deaths in today’s report due to the coronavirus.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 259 new cases, as well as five new deaths countywide. The countywide positive test rate slipped slightly to 8.5 percent.

North Mecklenburg (change from Wednesday)

Cornelius: 5 new cases, 3,911 cumulative total, 28 deaths cumulative total.

Davidson: 4 new cases, 2,255 cumulative total, 17 deaths cumulative total.

Huntersville: 23 new cases, 8,523 cumulative total, 69 deaths cumulative total.

Technical issues

Due to technical issues, the Radeas laboratory was not able to submit test results since October 4, 2021. As a result, 11,456 test results were not included in data that would have been reported on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. Radeas is working with NCDHHS to resolve the issue. Once resolved, data will be higher as it will include case and test data that would have been reported on earlier dates. This does not affect hospitalization data.