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New NCDHHS data: 9,115 have recovered from COVID-19


May 12. With roughly two-thirds of the Mecklenburg County people who tested positive for the virus released from isolation, the state is now reporting COVID-19 recovery data parallel to local trends.

The new “Patients Presumed to be Recovered” report issued yesterday afternoon says 9,115 COVID-19 patients statewide are “presumed to be recovered from symptoms from COVID-19.”

As of yesterday at 10:30 am, there were 15,045 COVID-19 cases statewide, suggesting a 60 percent have recovered. Yesterday the NCDHHS also reported a total of 550 people in North Carolina have died from COVID-19, up three form Sunday and up 23 from Friday.

Roughly two-thirds of the people who tested positive in Mecklenburg County have since met CDC guidelines to be released from isolation.

Median recovery time(s)

The NCDHHS estimates a median time to recovery of 14 days from the date of specimen collection for non-fatal COVID-19 cases who were not hospitalized, or if hospitalization status is unknown.

The estimated median recovery time is 28 days from the date of specimen collection for hospitalized non-fatal COVID-19 cases. To view the NCDHHS data, click here.

Mecklenburg data

Mecklenburg, which unlike the state reports only cases among county residents, had reported 2,055 cases on Saturday afternoon. Health officials say the totals may only be a snapshot because many people with COVID-19 symptoms haven’t been tested.

The NCDHHS yesterday reported 2,134 COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg, up 60 from Sunday. Total deaths increased by one, to 62 as of Monday, according to NCDHHS.

The NCDHHS says the onset and duration of viral shedding and the period of infectiousness for COVID-19 remain unknown. “It is possible that SARS-CoV-2 RNA may be detectable in the upper or lower respiratory tract for weeks after illness onset,” NCDHHS said.