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COVID by the numbers: Cases, hospitalizations up; positive test rate down

Oct. 13. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 1,926 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 1,734 new cases yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March is at 236,407. Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of 6.6 percent statewide, down from […]


Although numbers are smaller, Mecklenburg COVID-19 trends are better than statewide

Sept. 9. By Dave Yochum. The median number of new coronavirus cases statewide during the past seven days is running 16 percent ahead of the past month, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The medians tell a different story in Mecklenburg County where the number of new cases over the past seven days is […]

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 […]


Helpful Q&A on face masks

Now that wearing a face covering in public has become mandatory in North Carolina, some people are starting to consider wearing a mask for the very first time. Meanwhile, some people declining to wear masks have said the requirement infringes upon personal freedom and is an example of government overreach. Yolanda Enrich, a family nurse […]


COVID-19 cases still rise, statewide, county-wide

June 17. By Dave Yochum. Coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg and statewide are continuing to increase as county officials begin to discuss the possibility of requiring that face masks be worn in public. Mecklenburg County commissioners do not have authority to mandate masks without the agreement of the six towns in the county. County Commissioner Pat […]


Peninsula Club reopens June 18 after COVID-19 outbreak

June 17. By Dave Yochum. The Peninsula Club will reopen Thursday, June 18, two days after club officially planned to reopen after a number of members tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The outbreak was traced to members who had golfed, played tennis and used the swimming pool, as well as restaurants inside. Club closed […]


Are we No. 5 lake beach town in US? WalletHub says aye aye

June 17. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius and Davidson have made it into the Top 10 of WalletHub’s best lake/beach towns. No. 1 was Traverse City, Mich. Cornelius came in at No. 5 and Davidson at No. 10. Further down the list were Burlington, Vt. (No. 21) and Plattsburgh, NY (No. 25). Living by the water […]


New COVID-19 cases still climbing, perhaps more slowly

June 16. By Dave Yochum. It looks like there’s another, smaller increase in new coronavirus cases statewide, according to NC Dept. of Health & Human Services data. North Carolina recorded 751 new cases of COVID-19, down from 983 new cases reported yesterday. It makes for a total of 45,853 cases, but the two increases are […]


COVID-19: Peninsula Club temporarily closed

June 14. By Dave Yochum. As more local businesses start to reopen, employees of The Peninsula Club have “walked away” from their jobs after an outbreak of the coronavirus became apparent over the weekend. Meanwhile, county-wide cases of COVID-19 punched through the 7,000 level between yesterday and today. The outbreak was traced to club members […]


Spikes in new COVID cases continue, testing climbs

June 12. By Dave Yochum. The numbers are not going in the right direction: Mecklenburg County and the State of North Carolina both had big increases overnight in the number of coronavirus cases since the NC outbreak began in March. Statewide cases rose 1,768 in today’s noontime report from the NC Dept. of Health & […]