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With COVID cases on the increase, Meck County suggests higher level of caution

June 6. Mecklenburg County moved from Low/GreenCOVID-19 Community Level to Medium/Yellow as of Friday last week based on hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. The change from low to medium in the county reflects a “significant increase” in positive cases.

Between May 13 and May 26, emergency department visits increased 28 percent from the previous two-week period.

“This change to the medium level means that people with underlying conditions such as asthma, COPD, high blood pressure, and heart disease or anyone with a weakened immune system should be more cautious now,” said Dr. Raynard Washington, Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) director.

Individuals—especially those with underlying conditions—should consider masking, avoiding large gatherings, and making sure that they are up to date on COVID vaccines.

“If you do have symptoms, please get tested or take a rapid test, and consult with your health care provider about available treatment options,” Washington said.