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Larger increase in COVID-19 cases reported today

Using Johns Hopkins data, we compiled new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day in NC from May 31 through June 30. Our average number of new daily cases since May 31 is 1,211 and its median is 1,234. The past 7-day average and median are higher, at 1,527 and 1,591, respectively.

July 1. By Dave Yochum. The total number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina just broke through the 66,000 level, hitting 66,513 as of 12:30 pm, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. The total number of deaths statewide due to the coronavirus is 1,373, up 40 from yesterday at this time.

The overnight increase of 1,843 new cases appears to be the highest daily increase in recent weeks.

Based on data from Johns Hopkins University, there has been a 28.9 percent increase in new coronavirus cases statewide during the past seven days compared to the last 31 days. (Mathematically speaking, the 7-day median of 1,591 vs. 31-day median of 1,234 new cases.)

The NCDHHS report of more than 1,800 new cases of the virus, a record high, compares to 1,186 new cases reported yesterday, and 674 new cases reported on June 1, a Monday. The daily median during the week ended June 3 was 539, according to Johns Hopkins data.

The total number of people in North Carolina hospitals due to COVID-19 as of 12:30 pm today was 901, down from 908 on Tuesday. The record for daily hospitalizations was June 23, with NCDHHS reporting 915.

In Mecklenburg County, COVID-19 cases grew from a total of 11,170 as of yesterday to 11,534, an increase of 364. The difference in the median number of daily new cases during the past week is 26.56 percent ahead of the median number of daily new cases during the previous 31 days.

It appears to be the largest increase since mid-June when cases began spiking post Memorial Day. The percentage of positive tests is running 9-10 percent, higher than the goal of 5 percent.

Mecklenburg case trends

Mecklenburg has had a 7-day running average accounting for approximately 20.3 percent of the state-wide cases per day. It is unlikely Mecklenburg has had days with no new cases in the past week and month, as the chart suggests, but anomalies in testing and reporting. This is especially apparent as Cornelius Today notices significant dips in North Carolina’s daily new cases which coincide with the same days Mecklenburg reported no new cases.