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March 15 COVID-19 update


March 15. Out of a total of 895 deaths attributable to COVID-19 during the past year, 13 occurred in adults ages 20 to 39; 108 occurred among adults ages 40 to 59. 24 deaths out of the 895 occurred among adults without underlying chronic illnesses, based on data from Mecklenburg County.

Almost half were non-Hispanic whites. The disparity in COVID-19 deaths among non-Hispanic whites is related to differences in race/ethnicity of residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities actively experiencing an outbreak.

Nearly 40 percent of deaths were connected to active outbreaks at long-term care facilities.

Early on in the pandemic, Mecklenburg was the state’s “hot spot” for the coronavirus pandemic.

Back in mid-April, Mecklenburg County had more than twice as many cases as Wake County, which is the same size as Mecklenburg.

Our chart shows changes in the seven-day running average of Mecklenburg County new COVID-19 cases compared to North Carolina as a whole. With a population of 1.1 million in 2019, Mecklenburg is roughly 10 percent of the population of North Carolina (10.48 million).

On March 12, NCDHHS experienced technical issues with the NC COVID reporting system. As a result, case and test counts reported on March 13 were lower than they would have been had all data been processed. NCDHHS case and test data are higher today because they include March 13.

Positive test results statewide were reported at 5.2 percent on Saturday compared to 4.4 percent in Mecklenburg. During the past week, an average of 4.6 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19, a decrease over the last 14 days.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell below 1,000 statewide to 976 in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services report.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 10 new cases, 2,581 cumulative; 23 deaths total.

Davidson: 8 new cases, 1,464 cumulative; 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 22 new cases, 5,273 cumulative; 47 deaths total.