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COVID-19 Data Update for April 24

Today, Friday, April 24, 2020 there are 1,400 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 37 related deaths.

As of Wednesday, April 22, 2020, there were 1,331 COVID-19 cases among county residents 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 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 and, where possible, a patient interview is conducted, which includes confirming county residency. Cases reported after 5 p.m. are counted in the following day's case count.

Highlights about the 1,331 reported cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents include:

  • About 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old. Three reported cases were among children less than a year old.
  • About 1 in 5 reported cases were hospitalized due to their COVID-19 infection. While everyone is at risk for severe COVID-19 complications, reported cases who were older adults (≥ 60 years) were four times more likely to be hospitalized compared to younger individuals.
  • More than half of reported cases have met CDC criteria to be released from isolation.
  • Thirty-five deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years) with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • Almost all were hospitalized, more than half were male, and half were non-Hispanic Whites.
    • 8 deaths occurred among patients living in long-term care facilities.

  • More data on COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of April 22, 2020:

    Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of April 22, 2020)

    Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of April 22, 2020)

    Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of April 22, 2020)

    Hospitalization Rates by Age Group among COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of April 22, 2020)

    Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of April 22, 2020)

    COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of April 22, 2020)

    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:

    • Hunter Woods Nursing & Rehab Center
      620 Tom Hunter Rd., Charlotte 28213


    • Huntersville Oaks
      10219 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville 28078


    • Pavillion Health Center
      10011 Providence Rd. W, Charlotte 28277


    • Autumn Care of Cornelius
      19530 Mt. Zion Ave., Cornelius 28031


    • The Social at Cotswold
      3610 Randolph Rd., Charlotte 28211


    • Carrington Place Rehab & Living Center
      600 Fullwood Ln., Matthews 28105


    • The Laurels
      13180 Dorman Rd., Pineville 28134


    • Charlotte Square
      5820 Carmel Rd Charlotte, NC 28226

    It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like MCPH, CDC and NCDHHS. The best resource for information about COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County is the County’s COVID-19 website. Individuals can also call the County’s COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website and NCDHHS’ website, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.