Mecklenburg County, NC – As of today, there are 1,654 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 50 deaths due to COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from two days ago is listed below.
On April 29, 2020, there were 1,587 cases of COVID-19 and 46 deaths due to COVID-19 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 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 5:00 PM are counted in the following day’s case count.
Based on recent guidance from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), MCPH now provides the names of facilities actively experiencing an outbreak. Similar to reported cases of COVID-19, our counts of cases and deaths connected to these outbreaks may differ from state counts due to delays in reporting, timing of investigations and residency status of residents or staff. To avoid conflicting data, MCPH will rely on NC DHHS for public reporting of the COVID-19 case counts and deaths connected with these outbreaks.
Highlights about the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of April 29, 2020 include:
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.