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Past week’s new COVID-19 cases running 21.6% lower statewide than previous month

Aug. 12. By Dave Yochum. The NC Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday afternoon reported 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 626 on Monday.

Monday’s increase was the smallest in two months, but the trend lines around new cases are still pointing downward.

Using Johns Hopkins University’s data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart (above) of North Carolina’s new confirmed COVID-19 from July 12 through Aug. 11. The state’s median number of cases since July 12 is 1,784. The state’s median over the past seven days is 21.6 percent lower at 1,398.

That said, there were 32 new deaths statewide in Tuesday’s NCDHHS report. The report, which usually comes out at noon, was posted at 3:40 pm yesterday. It showed 2,204 total deaths statewide since the outbreak began.

Wednesday’s noon report had not been posted by NCDHHS as of 12:45 pm.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose by 11 to a total of 1,122, according to the NCDHHS. One month ago, on July 11, there were 1,093 hospitalized and 1,499 total deaths statewide.

More than 2 million COVID-19 tests have been completed in North Carolina.


In Mecklenburg County, there were 147 new cases from Monday to Tuesday. There was one new death, for a total of 233, since the outbreak began being tracked here in March.

The median number of daily new cases in Mecklenburg is down 18.3 percent during the past week vs the past 30 days, based on data from Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins

The interactive Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map which Cornelius Today relies on was first shared publicly on Jan. 22. Recognized worldwide as an unbiased resource, it was developed to provide researchers, public health authorities and the public with data-driven information.

North Meck

Cornelius: 3 new cases (364 total), 16 total cumulative deaths

Davidson: 3 new cases (213 total), 5 total cumulative deaths

Huntersville: 8 new cases (651 total), 9 total cumulative deaths