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NCDHHS reports 2,428 new COVID-19 cases, more than 1,000 in NC hsopitals

Oct. 8. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting one of the largest daily increases in the number of new cases of COVID-19 statewide: 2,428 in today’s report, up from 1,711 new cases in yesterday’s report.

There were 2,585 new cases reported back on Aug. 29, and 2,277 new cases on Oct. 1.

There have been a total of 225,397 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March. To view the NCDHHS dashboard, click here.


Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of 5.5 percent statewide, an improvement from more than 6 percent reported yesterday. The goal is less than 5 percent. There have been more than 3.26 million tests completed.


There were 29 new deaths statewide in today’s report—up from 23 new deaths yesterday—for a total of 3,722 North Carolinians who have died.

Hospitalizations rose to 1,051 statewide, up from 1,028 in yesterday’s NCDHHS report.


The NCDHHS today reported 134 new cases in Mecklenburg County, up from 128 new cases.The cumulative total is now 29,963 county-wide.

The NCDHHS today reported no new COVID-19 deaths in Mecklenburg. The total stands at 364.

Mecklenburg coronavirus tests are coming back positive at the rate of 4.5 percent, a full point under the statewide positivity rate.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 10 new cases. Total/cumulative deaths remain at 16.

Davidson: 3 new cases. Total/cumulative deaths remain at 6.

Huntersville: 4 new cases. Total/cumulative deaths remain at 13.

Huntersville typically has more new cases than Cornelius.