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New NCDHHS coronavirus tracking system affects daily totals

Using John Hopkins data, we compiled NC’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases from Aug. 25 through Sept. 24. The state’s median number of new cases since Aug. 25 is 1,244 and the state’s median over the past 7 days is 1,274.

Sept. 25. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services reported 1,693 new cases of COVID-19 statewide under a new counting system that also increased the cumulative number of cases and deaths statewide. Thew new statewide total number of deaths under the new system is 3,409, up 53 from yesterday.

A “COVID-19 case” is a person who received a positive COVID-19 test result. People are only counted as a case once, even if they have multiple positive tests, according to the NCDHHS.

Starting Sept. 25, the NCDHHS began reporting on two new measures on the NC COVID-19 Dashboard: Antigen-positive cases and deaths and Antigen tests completed.

The change was made in accordance with updated classification guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The result is 4,563 antigen positive cases and 25 deaths being added to the dashboards.

The total cumulative number of Molecular Positive Cases is 204,331.

7 days vs. month

As of yesterday, the median number of new cases statewide during the past seven days is running 2.4 percent ahead of the median number of new cases over the past 31 days, based on data collected by Johns Hopkins University.


The NCDHHS today reported 903 people hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19, up from 902 yesterday.


Positive tests are coming back at the rate of 5.2 percent. The total number of people tested in North Carolina is now more than 2.9 million. The rate of positive testing was 6.7 percent on Sept. 1.


The NCDHHS reports 532 new cases in Mecklenburg County under the new system. The median number of new cases over the past week is running 3.8 percent below the median number of daily new cases during the past month.

The total number of deaths countywide, according to NCDHHS, is now at 347.

Mecklenburg coronavirus tests are coming back positive at the rate of 4.0 percent, down from 4.1 percent yesterday.

Mecklenburg accounts for a running average of 7.6 percent of North Carolina’s new confirmed cases over the past week based on data from Johns Hopkins.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 5 new cases, total 515. Total deaths remain at 16.

Davidson: 3 new cases, total 298. One new death in today’s report.

Huntersville: 24 new cases, total 944. Total deaths remain at 12.