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NCDHHS updates; Cooper to honor COVID-19 deaths tonight

Jan. 19. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, “the more coronavirus cases you have, the more hospitalizations you’re going to have, and the more hospitalizations you have, the more deaths you’re going to have.” If the reverse is true, could there be fewer hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the future? A leveling off deaths attributed to the coronavirus?

Indeed, there are 4,058 new cases in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services COVID-19 update—the lowest increase in about two weeks. It could be a reporting glitch, it could be temporary, it could be the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

NCDHHS reported 6,811 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, down from 7,986 new cases on Saturday.

There were more than 11,000 new cases reported by the NCDHHS Jan. 9, closer to Christmas-New Years holiday gatherings.

US vs. India

On a global level, Johns Hopkins University is reporting the US has had 24 million cases of the coronavirus, compared to 10.5 million in India, whose population is in excess of 1.35 billion. The US population is about 328 million.


The statewide positivity rate was 11.8 percent in today’s NCDHHS report. In Mecklenburg County, the positive test rate is 13.3 percent.


Hospitalizations statewide increased to 3,881, up from 3,862 on Sunday.


There were 56 new deaths statewide due to COVID-19 in today’s NCDHHS report for a total of 8,139.

Special remembrance

NC Gov. Roy Cooper

Gov. Roy Cooper said the Executive Mansion in Raleigh will be illuminated tonight in remembrance of the lives lost during the pandemic. He asked for counties and municipalities to join in as well, and for houses of worship to ring their bells.

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg has had a total of 77,736 cases of the coronavirus, up nearly 22,000 in the past month. Between Sunday and today, there were eight new deaths attributed to the coronavirus county-wide, for a total of 681 since the outbreak began in March. There was one new death in Cornelius over the weekend.

Because of the MLK holiday, the NDHHS did not issue a report on Monday.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 30 new cases, 2,035 cumulative; 20 deaths total.

Davidson: 19 new cases, 1,058 cumulative; 9 deaths total.

Huntersville: 67 new cases, 4,142 cumulative; 31 deaths total.