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New COVID-19 cases rise 1,629 statewide; 269 in Mecklenburg

Using Johns Hopkins data, we tracked new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day in NC from June 1 through July 1. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 1 is 1,225 and its median is 1,246. The past 7-day average and median are a bit higher, at 1,461 and 1,488, respectively.

July 2. By Dave Yochum. With back-to-school still up in the air in North Carolina, COVID-19 data remains headed in the wrong direction. New cases of COVID-19 fell to 1,629 in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services COVID-19 report.

It’s down from yesterday’s record high of 1,843 new cases, but well ahead of 1,009 new cases reported one week ago.


Based on data from Johns Hopkins University, which we rely on in addition to NCDHHS information, the median daily number of new COVID-19 cases during the past seven days (ended July 1) was 1,488. The median number of daily new cases over the past 31 days, according to Johns Hopkins, was 1,246.

The percentage difference between the past seven-day median and the past 31-day median is 19.4 percent. It has been much higher in previous weeks.

The 7-day average is 16.1 percent higher than the 31-day average. A week ago, the 7-day median was 33.6 percent higher than the 31-day median and the 7-day average was 28.1 percent higher than the 31-day average.

The gap between the weekly and monthly aggregates has narrowed by a little less than half.


The number of deaths statewide increased by 18 to a total of 1,391, according to NCDHHS, and hospitalizations rose by 11 to 912.

Testing has increased as well, to 971,120 tests, up from 811,278 one week ago.

The race is on to get kids safely back to school. “We need to do everything within our collective power so that our children can return to in-person instruction,” said NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.

In Mecklenburg

There were 269 new cases in Mecklenburg between yesterday and today, according to the NCDHHS, for a total of 11,803 since tracking began in March.

The county death toll climbed by three to 150.

Mecklenburg has had a 7-day running average accounting for approximately 22.1 percent of the state-wide cases per day.