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Second doses of COVID vaccine rose 50,000 over the weekend

March 1. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services is reporting more than 834,000 North Carolinians have received both doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, up from 784,000 on Feb. 26.

Meanwhile, the number of new cases fell to 1,319 in today’s report, half the daily case count during the first four days of February.

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With the help of data from Johns Hopkins, we analyzed cumulative state-by-state data around COVID-19 cases per 10,000 and deaths per 10,000. North Carolina’s cumulative totals are 869 cases per 10,000 and are 11 deaths per 10,000. Neighboring South Carolina, which has had a history of fewer COVID restrictions, came in at 1,004 cases per 10,000 and 17 deaths per 10,000. 


Statewide, hospitalizations fell to 1,319.


There were 42 new deaths statewide attributable to the coronavirus. There were eight new deaths in Mecklenburg County in today’s NCDHHS report.


The statewide positive test rate is at 5.5 percent, just above the 5 percent goal. The Mecklenburg positive test rate is 5.9 percent.


In Mecklenburg County, the NCDHHS reported 521 new cases.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 7 new cases, 2,517 cumulative; 21 deaths total.

Davidson: 1 new cases, 1,424 cumulative; 15 deaths total.

Huntersville: 20 new cases, 5,126 cumulative; 47 deaths total.