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NCDHHS reports higher number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths

Using John Hopkins data, we charted North Carolina’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases from Aug. 15 to Sept. 14. The state’s median number of new cases since Aug.15 is 1,283 and the state’s median over the past 7 days is 1,123.

Sept. 15. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,106 new cases of the coronavirus statewide, as well as 51 new deaths across the state. The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests rose slightly to 5 percent having been under 5 percent for the past two days.

However, the median number of daily new cases over the past week is 6.6 percent lower than the median number of daily new cases over the past month. In late August the weekly median was running 5 or 6 percent ahead of the monthly median. (Our chart is based on Johns Hopkins University data.)

Hospitalizations rose, from 895 in yesterday’s NCDHHS report, to 916 in today’s.

State public health officials track coronavirus spread through four main metrics; New cases, the percentage of people who test positive, hospitalizations and deaths.

Cumulative totals since March

Cases of COVID-19: 186,887
Deaths: 3,111
Tests: 2.65 million


The number of cases county-wide increased by 90 from Monday’s report to today’s, for a cumulative today of 27,021. The positive test rate has dropped to 4.8 percent from 6.2 percent one week ago.

Over the past seven days, Mecklenburg accounted for 8.3 percent of the state’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases per day, based on Johns Hopkins data. The rate of new cases over the past week is 33 percent below the rate of new COVID-19 cases during the past month. (See chart below.)

There were no new deaths related to COVID-19 in Mecklenburg in today’s NCDHHS report. The total is 334.

North Meck

—Cornelius: 2 new cases, cumulative total 497. 16 deaths total, none new in two months

—Davidson: 2 new cases, total 280. 5 deaths total, none new in more than a month

—Huntersville: 3 new cases, 874 total. 11 deaths total, 1 new Aug. 26