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Number of new COVID-19 cases exceeds 2,500; statewide hospitalizations down from yesterday

U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario ‘Charo’ Gutierrez

Oct. 13. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 2,532 new cases statewide of COVID-19, up from 1,926 new cases of Wednesday and 1,734 new cases Tuesday. The total number of COVID-19 in North Carolina since the outbreak began in March is at 238,939.

Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of 6.5 percent statewide, down from 6.6 percent yesterday and 7.1 percent Tuesday. The goal is less than 5 percent.


There were 18 new deaths statewide—down from 40 Wednesday—in today’s report. A total of 3,874 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hospitalizations fell to 1,140 statewide, down from 1,152, according to today’s NCDHHS report.


Mecklenburg County’s positive tests are coming back at the rate of 4.6 percent, up from 4.4 percent yesterday and 4.3 percent Tuesday.

There were 256 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, up from 148 new cases yesterday. The county-wide total is now 31,074.

There were no new deaths in today’s report, so the total remains at 373 county-wide.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 5 new cases, 616 total; 16 deaths total.

Davidson: 3 new cases, 329 cases total; 6 deaths total.

Huntersville: 12 new cases, 1,133 total; 14 deaths total.