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New COVID cases over the past 7 days down 13.2% compared to previous 31 days

March 17. By Dave Yochum. The median of new coronavirus cases over the past seven days (1,861) in North Carolina is running 13.2 percent below the median during the past 31 days (2,145), based on COVID-19 data supplied by Johns Hopkins University.

As of Feb. 17, the median of the prior week was 21.7 percent below the preceding 31 days, also based on statewide COVID-19 data from Johns Hopkins.

The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 1,999 new COVID-19 cases, up from 1,093 yesterday.

1 new death in Cornelius

There were 35 new COVID-19 reported deaths statewide, including one new death in Cornelius.


Hospitalizations were at 1,002 today, down from 1,075 statewide exactly one week ago.


There have been a total of 11,757 coronavirus deaths statewide according to today’s NCDHHS report. In Mecklenburg County, 897, up five from yesterday.


The statewide positive test rate is at 5.6 percent; 4.4 percent in Mecklenburg.


In Mecklenburg County, the NCDHHS reported 217 new cases.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 6 new cases, 2,589 cumulative; 24 deaths total.

Davidson: 6 new cases, 1,471 cumulative; 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 10 new cases, 5,292 cumulative; 47 deaths total.