Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning, there were 22,913 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 260 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from Wednesday, August 12 are presented below. As of August 12, 2020, there were 22,591 cases and 253 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. 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 p.m. are counted in the following days case count.
Highlights about the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of August 12, 2020 include: