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NCDHHS: 11.2% positive rate, 5,307 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Johns Hopkins University, COVID Tracking Project

Dec. 4. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 5,307 new cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina, as well as 57 new COVID-19 related deaths. Today’s total new COVID-19 cases was down from yesterday’s record of 5,637 new cases.

There were 24 new cases in Cornelius, and 651 new cases county-wide, a record.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 climbed by 56 to 2,157, another record. Nationwide, there are more than 100,000 Americans hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins.


The statewide positivity rate, which hit 11.4 percent on Wednesday, before falling to 10.1 percent yesterday, climbed back up to 11.2 percent, according to today’s NCDHHS report. More than 5.45 million tests have been completed statewide.

In Mecklenburg County, positive tests climbed to 8.1 percent.

Total cases

Statewide, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases now stands at 382,534


A total of 5,467 North Carolinians have died of COVID-19 related illness since the outbreak began in March.

There were seven new COVID-related deaths between yesterday and today in Mecklenburg County, including one new death in Huntersville, where the NCDHHS reported 38 new cases.

Nationwide, there were 2,553 new deaths.


Johns Hopkins is reporting 315,979 North Carolinians have recovered from the coronavirus.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 651 new cases of COVID-19 in today’s NCDHHS report, up from 548 new cases yesterday.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 24 new cases, 1,013 cumulative; 17 deaths total.

Davidson: 8 new cases, 574 cumulative; 7 deaths total.

Huntersville: 38 new cases, 1,964 cumulative; 16 deaths total.