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NCDHHS reports 2nd-highest gain in COVID-19 cases, but positive test rate improves

7-day median of 2,253 vs. 31 day median of 2,035

Oct. 30. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services reported 2,809 new COVID-19 cases statewide today, the second-largest daily increase since tracking began in March. The largest increase was yesterday’s, at 2,885, which surpassed the previous record of 2,716 on Oct. 23.

The median number of new daily cases during the past week (2,253) is running 10.7 percent ahead of the median number of new cases during the past 31 days (2,034). Our calculations yesterday had the past 7 days median 17 percent of the previous 31-day median.

Today’s 2,809 figure is 24.6 percent ahead of the past seven day median.

The total number of cases in North Carolina is now at 271,850.


Tests are coming back positive at the rate of 6.2 percent statewide, and 6 percent in Mecklenburg. North Carolina positive tests have improved from earlier this week—Tuesday was 7.3 percent—while Mecklenburg has held steady at 6 percent for five days. The goal is less than 5 percent.


There were 49 new deaths statewide due to COVID-19, up from 38 yesterday. A total of 4,332 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCDHHS today also reported one new death in Davidson.


Hospitalizations are at 1,196 statewide, according to today’s NCDHHS report, down from 1,181 yesterday and 1,181 as well exactly one week ago.


There were 205 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, down from 209 new cases yesterday.

There was one new death in Mecklenburg in today’s report, for a total of 390 county-wide.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 6 new cases, 676 cumulative total; 16 deaths total.

Davidson: 0 new case, 360 cumulative cases total; 7 deaths total.

Huntersville: 7 new cases, 1,244 cumulative case total; 14 deaths total.