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Using Johns Hopkins University's data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of  new NC confirmed COVID-19 cases from July 7 through Aug. 6. The state's median number of cases since July 7 is 1,862. The state's median over the past 7 days is lower at 1,708.

COVID-19: New case numbers trend downward, but deaths stay the same

Aug. 6. By Dave Yochum. The NC Department of Health and Human Services at noon today reported 1,545 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, down from 1,979 new cases announced yesterday. There were 42 new deaths in today’s NCDHHS update, the same as yesterday. But hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell by 24 today, on top of […]

CMS board asks state to relax childcare licensing procedures in light of pandemic

Aug. 7. By Dave Vieser. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education, along with elected members from all seven municipalities located within Mecklenburg County, are asking the State Health Department to streamline their childcare licensing procedures. The representatives said they are concerned about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 shutdown on local communities, particularly for […]

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New COVID-19 cases, deaths rising, but hospitalizations fall

Aug. 6. By Dave Yochum. With “Safer at Home” extended another five weeks, the NC Department of Health and Human Services at noon today reported 1,979 new cases of COVID-19, up from 1,127 new cases the day Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement. The NCDHHS also reported 42 more deaths Thursday after the state surpassed […]

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A regional look at COVID-19 trends

Aug. 6. Using Johns Hopkins’ data, we compared the number of new COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia over the same time period: June 1 to August 4. All three contiguous states appear to have either plateaued or are beginning to steadily decline in 7-day running averages. Earlier this week, North Carolina […]


FAQs on drink sales after 11 pm

July 31. The sale of individual alcoholic beverages after 11 pm comes to halt tonight, due to COVID-19. To review frequently asked questions, click here. For example, you can’t order three drinks at 10:59 pm and expect to be served. (But you can’t do that in North Carolina, regardless of time.)

Using Johns Hopkins data, we compiled North Carolina's new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day from June 28 through June 28. The state's average number of new daily cases since June 28 is 1,803 and its median is 1,837. The past 7-day average and median are higher at 1,926 and 1,849.

Statewide COVID-19 deaths increase by 45, a record

July 29. By Dave Yochum. There were 45 deaths due to COVID-19 between yesterday’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services statewide update and today’s. It’s the largest daily death toll so far. The NCDHHS says the number of new cases was 1,763, somewhat higher than yesterday’s increase of 1,729. Nevertheless, the rate of increase […]


Positive COVID-19 test results remain high; Meck gains 300 new cases

July 24. By Dave Yochum. Mecklenburg County reported 300 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday. Statewide, the number of new coronavirus cases jumped 2,102 for a total of 108,995, according to the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. All numbers are cumulative, representing data collected since March. To review the NCDHHS data directly, click here. […]

Op-Ed: Congress must extend unemployment benefits

OPINION. July 23. By Gov. Roy Cooper. Next week, thousands of North Carolinians who are out of work due to COVID-19 will see a drastic reduction in their unemployment benefits despite this pandemic being far from over. The additional $600 a week unemployed workers have received from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program has been […]

Got ‘maskne’? Here are some ways to prevent breakouts

  July 22. We all need to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The need to wear a mask right now outweighs any inconvenience it might cause, including skin irritation, according to Novant. Physician assistant David Dorenfeld of Novant Health Dermatology Associates has some simple, effective ways to take care of your skin […]

Using Johns Hopkins data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day from June 21 through July 21 in North Carolina. The average number of new daily cases since June 21 is 1,672 and the median is 1,686. The past seven-day average and median are higher at 1,888 and 1,862.

2,140 new COVID-19 cases statewide, but hospitalizations go down

July 22. By Dave Yochum. There were 2,140 new coronavirus cases and 30 new deaths between yesterday and today in North Carolina, according to the noon report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. Hospitalizations, meanwhile, fell by 42 patients to 1,137. The NCDHHS reported 105,001 cases of COVID-19 statewide in total since […]