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Today’s COVID-19 metrics from NCDHHS, Johns Hopkins

Using John Hopkins data, Cornelius Today compiled a chart of new COVID-19 cases in NC from Aug. 22 through Sept. 21. The state’s median number of new cases since Aug. 22 is 1,283 and the state’s median over the past 7 days is 1,274.

Sept. 22. By Dave Yochum. New data from Johns Hopkins University shows a median of 1,274 new cases per day over the past week, which is .7 percent less than the median number of new cases (1,283) over the past month.

In today’s report from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, there were 1,168 new cases, up from 800 new cases in yesterday’s report. Exactly one week ago there were 1,106 new cases. One month ago, 1,472 new cases.


The NCDHHS said there were 39 new coronavirus-related deaths statewide, for a total of 3,286 since the outbreak began. The United States, meanwhile, today surpassed 200,000 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.


The percentage of positive tests stayed at 5.4 percent statewide, the same as in yesterday’s report, but above the 4.6 percent positive rate on Sunday.

COVID-19 tests surpassed 2.82 million in today’s NCDHHS report.

Update from the governor

Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to give an update on the state’s coronavirus response later today.

Business owners are hoping he will address when Phase 3 reopening begins. The state’s COVID-19 numbers have stabilized over the last month.

The people hospitalized due to COVID-19 rose by 20 to 905, according to DHHS. There were 916 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus one week ago; 898 exactly one month ago.


The NCDHHS today reported 101 new cases in Mecklenburg County, up from 55 new cases yesterday and 100 on Sunday.

The median number of new cases over the past week is 100, based on data from Johns Hopkins; over the past month, 110. The math shows a 9 percent decrease in the volume of new cases county-wide.

Mecklenburg accounts for an average of 7.64 percent of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, and 10 percent of the state’s population

The total number of deaths county-wide, according to NCDHHS, rose by one overnight, for a total of 342 since March.

Mecklenburg coronavirus tests are coming back positive at the rate of 4.1 percent, an improvement from 4.8 percent one week ago.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 2 new cases, total 508. Cumulative deaths 16.

Davidson: 3 new cases, total 290. Cumulative deaths 5.

Huntersville: 2 new cases, total 904. Cumulative deaths 12.