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Hospitalizations climb, but increase in new cases is lower

Using Johns Hopkins University’s data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day in NC from June 27 through July 27. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 27 is 1,799 and its median is 1,837. The past 7-day average and median are higher at 1,955 and 1,979.

July 28. Dave Yochum. The state’s median number of new daily coronavirus cases over the past month is 1,837, precisely 7.72999 percent lower than the median number of new cases over the past week, based on data from Johns Hopkins University.

The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting 1,729 new coronavirus cases, the lowest number of new cases since July 20.

Nevertheless, there have been more than 1,000 new cases per day in North Carolina since the beginning of the month.

The NCDHHS says Mecklenburg County, with 14.3 percent of all NC cases of COVID-19, reached 19,707 cases as of noon today, up 227 from yesterday.

Hospitalizations statewide have also increased, to 1,244, a record thus far in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus statewide. One week ago there were only 1,179 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the state.

The NCDHHS says the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases has just gone past 116,000, with a total of 1,820 deaths, up 30 from yesterday to today.

Deaths in Mecklenburg rose five from yesterday to today, for a cumulative total of 189. Deaths nationwide, at 148,298 as of noon today, are expected to break through the 150,000 level shortly. It was national news when the United States death toll surpassed 100,000 on May 28.

There have been 1,658,973 tests completed, with more than 92,300 people presumed to be recovered as of Monday. About 7 percent of tests were returned positive as of yesterday, higher than the target 5 percent, but lower than recent weeks.

In Cornelius

The total number of cumulative cases in 28031 stayed flat at 330 overnight. Cumulative deaths remain at 16.

In Davidson

There were seven new cases in 28036, for a cumulative total of 171 since the outbreak began. Deaths were level as well, standing at four since the NCDHHS began tracking the outbreak here in March.

In Huntersville

There were nine new cases in 28078 for a total of 525 since the outbreak began. Cumulative deaths, at six in Huntersville, have been level for more than a week.


Mecklenburg has had a 7-day running average accounting for approximately 14.3 percent of the state-wide cases per day.