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NCDHHS reports increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Nov. 25. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services reported 4,212 new COVID-19 cases statewide, well ahead of the 3,100 new cases reported yesterday but down from 4,514 reported on Sunday.

Coronavirus hospitalizations rose by 87 to 1,811 statewide, according to the NCDHHS. Over the course of one week, NC COVID hospitalizations rose 17.82 percent.


Governor’s warning

Gov. Roy Cooper announced new guidelines for mask wearing and enforcement on Monday. While there were no new major restrictions he said that everyone must wear a mask anytime they are with someone they don’t live with including at work, in schools and in stores—regardless of social distancing.

“We are in danger,” Cooper said.

Total cases

Statewide, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases now stands at 346,506.


Tests are coming back positive at the rate of 7.3 percent statewide. In Mecklenburg County, positive tests were also reported at 7.3 percent. Health officials want to see positivity rates decreasing from 5 percent.


There were 64 new deaths statewide—the highest number in three weeks—due to the coronavirus in today’s NCDHHS report.

A total of 5,138 North Carolinians have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Johns Hopkins University is reporting 260,591 deaths nationwide due to COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in 2018 in the United States.

On their worldwide COVID-19 map, Johns Hopkins is reporting 4,742 total coronavirus deaths in China, and 4,374 in Switzerland.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 370 new cases in today’s NCDHHS report, ahead of 319 new cases on both Monday and Tuesday, but down from 534 new cases on Sunday. There have been a total of 437 deaths countywide, with two new deaths between yesterday and today. There were 26 new cases reported in Huntersville.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 2 new cases, 916 cumulative; 17 deaths total.

Davidson: 12 new cases, 498 cumulative; 7 deaths total.

Huntersville: 26 new cases, 1,714 cumulative; 14 deaths total.

New case trends