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Record high for new COVID-19 cases

July 3. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is reporting 2,099 new cases of COVID-19, well ahead of the previous single-day high of 1,843 this past Wednesday. Total deaths reached 1,392, up just one from yesterday’s report. As of noon today, 951 people statewide were hospitalized due to COVID-19, up from 912 yesterday.

Using Johns Hopkins University’s data, Cornelius Today compiled new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day from June 2 through July 2 in North Carolina. The state’s average number of new daily cases since June 2 is 1,246 and its median is 1,253. The past seven-day average and median are  higher, at 1,535 and 1,488, respectively.

NC Secretary of Health Dr. Mandy Cohen said there is significant spread of the virus, “and it is very concerning.”


Mecklenburg, with a total os 12,233 cases—up 430 from yesterday—accounts for approximately 20.4 percent of the state-wide cases per day.