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​COVID-19 Data Update for April 27

4/27/2020

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:

  • About 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old. 

  • About 1 in 6 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.
     
  • During the past week, an average of 70 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County.  This represents a slight decrease over the last 14-days. These data are based on daily census counts from acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County reporting to MCPH.
     
  • During the past week, an average of 9 percent of individuals who were tested were positive for COVID-19. This represents a stable trend over the last 14-days with no significant increases or decreases. These data only include tests conducted by Atrium Health and Novant Health.

  • There are 10 long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Mecklenburg County (based on CDC definition of having 2 or more cases of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection).  
  • Forty deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), however there have been 3 deaths were adults ages 50 to 59.
    • All deaths occurred among adults with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • Almost all were hospitalized.
    • More than half were male.
    • Half were non-Hispanic Whites.
    • 15 deaths have occurred among residents of long-term care facilities.

  • Based on publicly available mobility tracking, there has been a sustained increase in social distancing in Mecklenburg County since the Stay at Home Order became effective on March 26, 2020.

More data on COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of April 26, 2020:



Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of April 26, 2020)



Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of April 26, 2020)




Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests 1





Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of April 26, 2020)




 

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation (as of April 26, 2020)




Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-192




Hospitalization Rates by Age Group among COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of April 26, 2020)




Daily Social Distancing Index3



Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of April 26, 2020)4

  • Hunter Woods Nursing & Rehab Center
    620 Tom Hunter Rd., Charlotte 28213
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 4
    COVID-19 Deaths: 0

  • Huntersville Oaks
    10219 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville 28078
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 2
    COVID-19 Deaths: 0

  • Pavillion Health Center
    10011 Providence Rd., W, Charlotte 28277
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 26
    COVID-19 Deaths: 3

  • Autumn Care of Cornelius
    19530 Mt. Zion Ave., Cornelius 28031
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 47
    COVID-19 Deaths: 8

  • The Social at Cotswold
    3610 Randolph Rd., Charlotte 28211
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 23
    COVID-19 Deaths: 3

  • Carrington Place Rehab & Living Center
    600 Fullwood Ln., Matthews 28105
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 18
    COVID-19 Deaths: 1

  • The Laurels
    13180 Dorman Rd., Pineville 28134
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 2
    COVID-19 Deaths: 0

  • Charlotte Square
    5820 Carmel Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 11
    COVID-19 Deaths: 0

  • Shelburne Place5
    2524 Shelburne Pl., Mint Hill, NC 28227
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 15
    COVID-19 Deaths: 0

  • Forsythia55
    1631 Forsythia Circle Charlotte, NC 28208
    Cumulative Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 2
    COVID-19 Deaths: 0

4 These data only reflect laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents connected with outbreaks at each facility. These data do not represent the number of individuals with active infections currently residing or working at a facility or the location of deaths.

5 Residential care facilities were not previously reported but are now included based on updated guidance from NC DHHS.
 





Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of April 26, 2020)







COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of April 26, 2020)






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.



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