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Gov. Cooper updates COVID-19 restrictions at 3 pm Tuesday

Using John Hopkins data, we compiled new confirmed COVID-19 cases in NC from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. The median number of new cases since Aug. 1 is 1,345 and the state’s median over the past 7 days is also 1,345.

Sept. 1.  By Dave Yochum. Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce the next phase of easing restrictions on North Carolina businesses this afternoon. If there are changes, they are expected this week. To watch the governor’s news conference at 3 pm, click here.

The setting is trends around COVID-19 in North Carolina. The state’s median number of new daily cases since July 28 is 1,345—the same as the median over the past seven days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

—However, the volume of new cases bumped up to 2,111, the highest in a month, according to today’s report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services.

—Hospitalizations have been on the mend, with 946 hospitalized today, compared to 1,000 a week ago and 1,151 exactly a month ago.

—The number of new deaths statewide went in the wrong direction: 39 as per today’s NCDHHS report. A total of 2,741 North Carolinians have died of COVID-19 related illness since the state began tracking in March.

NC testing

Statewide testing is over 2.295 million, with positive tests coming back at the rate of 6.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent yesterday.

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg continues to account for about 10 percent of the state’s new confirmed cases per day, with 6.5 percent coming back positive. In Montgomery and Robeson counties, tests are coming back positive at a rate in excess of 15 percent.

The median number of daily new cases over the past week is 4.5 percent below the median number of new cases per day during the past month, or 147 vs. 154.

NCDHHS today reported 213 new cases in Mecklenburg for a total of 25,558 since the outbreak began.

North Meck

—Cornelius: 11 new cases, total 449 (350 on Aug. 2). 16 deaths total, none new in more than a month

—Davidson: 7 new cases, total 256 (193 on Aug. 2). 5 deaths total, none new this month

—Huntersville: 2 new cases, 815 total (582 on Aug. 2). 11 deaths total, 1 new Aug. 26

Over the past 7 days, Mecklenburg has shared an average of approximately 10 percent of the state’s new confirmed cases per day.