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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

As of September 1, the CDC is recommending a new COVID-19 booster that is expected to give better protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant. The new "bivalent" formulation of the Pfizer vaccine is recommended as a booster for individuals ages 12 and older, and the new "bivalent" formulation of the Moderna vaccine is recommended as a booster for individuals ages 18 and older. Read the September 1 news release from the CDC for more information.

Bivalent booter doses are now available in Mecklenburg County. Make an appointment online for an MCPH clinic or visit your local pharmacy to get your booster and flu shot. Visit our COVID-19 vaccines page for more information.
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MECKLENBURG COUNTY COVID-19 DATA, September 9 - 22, 2022
(UPDATED September 28, 2022)

Early Warning Indicators
Wastewater Monitoring
Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • All monitoring sites showed SARS-CoV-2 in less than 80% of the wastewater samples tested
  • Indicates moderate transmission of illness in County
  • 771 ED visits during September 9 - 22
  • ED visits increased 13% from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates some strain on emergency medical services in County
Health System Capacity ​ ​ ​
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 9.6% of COVID-19-like illness visits during September 9 - 22 resulted in hospital admissions
  • Indicates some strain on hospital systems in County

  • 3,565 reported cases during September 9 - 22; 18% decrease from previous 2-week period
  • 10 reported deaths during September 9 - 22; increase from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates moderate transmission of illness in County

Vaccination Progress ​ ​ ​
  • Residents with at least one dose: 68%
  • Residents with two doses or one dose of Johnson & Johnson: 64%
  • Residents with one booster/additional dose: 38% ​ ​
Surveillance of Variants ​ ​ ​
Strains present in Mecklenburg County during September 10 - 15:

  • Omicron (BA.5-like): 73%
  • Omicron (BA.4-like): 14%
  • Omicron (BE-like or BF-like): 13%

CDC COVID-19 Community Level
(Combination of new COVID-19 hospital admissions, percent of staffed inpatient hospital
 beds occupied by patients with COVID-19, 
and new COVID-19 cases)​ ​ ​
  • COVID-19 Community Level as of September 28: Low
  • Indicates low burden of illness on County resources
Image showing Mecklenburg County's COVID-19 Community Level as low

COVID-19 Safety Precautions Based on COVID-19 Community Level*

Low

Medium

High

  • Follow all recommendations for Low level PLUS the following recommendations:

*People may choose to wear a mask at any time. People with COVID-19 symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask around others.



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Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.
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