As of 4:30 p.m. today, there were 1,231 county residents diagnosed with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 31 related deaths. In an effort to keep the community informed, the following data is being updated since the previous data update was released.Yesterday there were 1,186 cases of COVID-19 among county residents as reported to Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH).MCPH provides these routine updates about reported cases of COVID-19 to help our community better understand how this pandemic is developing in our county. These results only reflect laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents. Many individuals infected by COVID-19 have not been tested because they are asymptomatic or do not meet current CDC recommendations for testing. As such, these results are very fluid and only represent a snapshot of the true burden of COVID-19 in our community.Daily case counts provided by MCPH may differ from state and federal counts due to delays in reporting to the various entities. MCPH updates case counts after an initial case review, which includes an effort to confirm county residency. Cases reported after 5PM are counted in the following days case count.New highlights about the 1,186 reported cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents include:
Looking Ahead: COVID-19 Projections for Mecklenburg County Region
What do the current COVID-19 projections tell us?
How are these projections created?
NOTE: These projections were prepared by Mecklenburg County Public Health, in partnership with Atrium Health and Novant Health using the University of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME). These projections reflect expected hospital resource demand for the entire region, including neighboring counties in the primary service areas of both health systems.
There are 8 long-term care facilities (LTC) actively experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19, based on the CDC definition of an outbreak (>2 lab-confirmed cases). The following facilities have been affected:
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.