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NCDHHS: New COVID-19 cases drop below 2,000

Nov. 9. North Carolina’s median number of new COVID-19 cases is running 7.6 percent of the previous 31 days. Back on Oct. 27, new cases were running 16 percent of the previous 31 days, based on data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

The number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 1,521 statewide in today’s report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. The data is easing off record increases set last week—including 2,908 recorded on Friday.

Nationwide, there have been 9.97 million cases, as well as 3.9 million recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins.

In North Carolina, the cumulative total now stands at 294,860 since the outbreak began in March.


Tests are coming back positive at the rate of 6.6 percent statewide, down from 7.4 percent on Wednesday, but ahead of the goal of 5 percent. In Mecklenburg, positive tests are running at 6.5 percent, up from 6.2 percent on Wednesday.


There were eight new deaths statewide due to COVID-19, down from 67 and 50 on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, last week. A total of 4,615 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hospitalizations were at 1,169 in today’s report, down from 1,186 on Wednesday last week.


There were 153 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, for a total of 36,464. There were four new deaths in Mecklenburg, according to NCDHHS, for a total of 409 county-wide.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 3 new cases, 758 cumulative; 17 deaths total.

Davidson: 7 new cases, 399 cumulative; 7 deaths total.

Huntersville: 14 new cases, 1,379 cumulative; 14 deaths total.