As of today, there are 1,491 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 43 deaths due to COVID-19.On Sunday, April 26, 2020, there were 1,468 cases of COVID-19 and 40 deaths due to COVID-19 among county residents reported to Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH). The following data is based on that date.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 fraction 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 5PM are counted in the following days case count.Earlier today the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) provided updated guidance to all local health departments on releasing data related to outbreaks occurring in long-term care facilities (LTC). Based on this new guidance, MCPH will now provide the number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 and COVID-19 deaths connected with facilities actively experiencing an outbreak. These data do not necessarily reflect the number of individuals with COVID-19 currently residing or working at a facility or the location of deaths. Similar to reported cases of COVID-19, our counts may differ from state counts due to delays in reporting, timing of investigations and residency status of residents or staff. Highlights about the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of April 26, 2020 include:
Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of April 26, 2020)4
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.