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Mecklenburg accounts for 11% of new COVID-19 cases, down from prior reports

Using Johns Hopkins data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of NC’s new confirmed COVID-19 from July 19 through Aug. 18. The state’s median number of cases since July 19 is 1,535. The state’s median over the past 7 days is lower at 1,148.

Aug. 19. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,153 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. That’s down from the median number of daily new cases during the past week, which was 1,248 new cases, as well as the median number over the past month, which was 1,535.

The median this past week vs. the past month now shows a decline of 18.7 percent. The differential, based on data from Johns Hopkins University, has been as high as 27 percent. To look at the Johns Hopkins US map of the COVID-19 outbreak, click here.

New COVID-19 deaths statewide rose by 35 in today’s coronavirus report, down from 48 new deaths yesterday. The total since tracking began in March is now 2,431.

Hospitalizations statewide dropped 25, to 1,001, which is down 14 from July 19. Testing reached 1.98 million, with positive tests coming back at the rate of 7 percent in today’s report.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the North Carolina coronavirus task force are expected to update COVID-19 trends and case data later this afternoon.


Based on data from Johns Hopkins University, the median number of daily new cases in Mecklenburg County’s over the past week remains down 27 percent compared to the median number of daily new cases during the past month. (See chart below.)

The actual numbers, culled from Johns Hopkins University’s tracking system, are 191 median daily new cases over the past month vs. 139 median during the past week.

NCDHHS today reported 116 new cases in Mecklenburg, for a total of 23,434 since the outbreak began. Positive tests are running at 6 percent in Mecklenburg.

Over the past seven days, Mecklenburg accounts for 10.95 percent of the state’s new confirmed cases per day. The proportion is more in line with Mecklenburg’s share of the state’s population.

One month ago, Mecklenburg accounted for 16 percent of new cases.

North Meck

Cornelius: 2 new cases, total 389 (278 one month ago). 16 deaths total, none new in more than a month

Davidson: 0 new cases, total 221 (133 one month ago). 5 deaths total, none new in two weeks

Huntersville: 4 new cases, 713 total (440 one month ago). 10 deaths total, none new since Aug. 11