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New COVID-19 cases increase again statewide

The median over the past week is 13.3% ahead of the past 31 days; the average, 11.8% ahead

Nov. 6. By Dave Yochum. The number of new COVID-19 cases jumped by 2,908 statewide, the largest increase in two weeks. The median number of new cases over the past week is running 13.3 percent ahead of the median number over the past 31 days.

On Tuesday the prior week’s new case volume was running 7.2 percent ahead of the prior 31-day median. Nationwide, COVID-19 cases total 9.63 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. With new case volume in excess of 100,000 per day, the 10 million mark is in sight.

In North Carolina, the cumulative total now stands at 288,569, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services.


Tests are coming back positive at the rate of 6.9 percent statewide, down from 7.4 percent on Wednesday, but ahead of the goal of 5 percent. In Mecklenburg, positive tests are running at 6.4 percent, up from 6.2 percent the previous two days.


There were 34 new deaths statewide due to COVID-19, down from 41 yesterday. A total of 4,582 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hospitalizations fell to 1,161 in today’s report, down from 1,193 yesterday.


There were 236 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, up from 219 yesterday. There was one new death in Mecklenburg, as reported by NCDHHS, for a total of 403 county-wide.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 9 new cases, 731 cumulative total; 17 deaths total.

Davidson: 1 new case, 389 cumulative cases total; 7 deaths total.

Huntersville: 15 new cases, 1,342 cumulative case total; 14 deaths total.