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COVID-19 Data for  April 9

Now 30 days into an emergency declaration, Mecklenburg County Public Health says 913 County residents are positive for COVID-19 and 12 have died.

Public Health released the new numbers this afternoon, as well as adding two new deaths related to the Pandemic. The data surrounding the cases has also been updated through April 9, 2020.

As of April 9, 2020, 869 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among county residents were reported to Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) which show that the demographics of how the pandemic is spreading locally remains consistent.

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 5PM are counted in the following days case count.

Highlights about the 869 reported cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents include:
  • About 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old. Two 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.
  • About half of reported cases have met CDC criteria to be released from isolation.
  • All deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years) with underlying chronic illnesses. Almost all were hospitalized, two-thirds were male, and half were non-Hispanic Black.
  • Individuals who have chronic illnesses like heart disease, respiratory illnesses, diabetes, and hypertension are more likely to experience severe complications and death due to COVID-19. Persisting disparities in rates of these chronic illnesses and adequate access to health resources among non-Hispanic Blacks are driving inequities in illness and death related to COVID-19 in our community and many communities nationwide.

More data on COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of April 9, 2020:

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of April 9, 2020)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of April 9, 2020)

Hospitalization Rates by Age Group among COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of April 9, 2020)

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of April 9, 2020)

COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of April 9, 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.