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Thousands of front-line workers receive first dose; NC hospitalizations rise

NCDHHS Vaccination data Dec. 14-22

Dec. 23. By Dave Yochum. As the number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina continues to rise quickly, almost 25,000 people—most of them front-line healthcare workers—have received the first dose of the vaccine statewide.

According to NC Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2,081 people in Mecklenburg County have received the vaccine. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses.

Even so, the NCDHHS is reporting a record 3,043 people hospitalized statewide because of the coronavirus. That’s up from the record of 3,001 people hospitalized that was set yesterday.

The NCDHHS today also reported 5,609 new cases statewide and 69 new deaths due to the coronavirus.


North Carolina has had a total of 6,360 deaths due to the coronavirus. In Mecklenburg County, there have been 514 deaths due to the coronavirus, up two from yesterday.


The statewide positive test rate is 10.7 percent, a decline from yesterday’s rate of 11.1 percent. The Mecklenburg County positivity rate is also 11.1 percent. It was 6.6 percent statewide one month ago; 7.5 percent in Mecklenburg.

Total NC cases

Statewide, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases now stands at 494,511.


The county-wide total is now 57,755, up 624 from yesterday.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 26 new cases, 1,427 cumulative; 17 deaths total.

Davidson: 8 new cases, 747 cumulative; 8 deaths total.

Huntersville: 49 new cases, 2,797 cumulative; 20 deaths total.