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​Data for August 16


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 23,410 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 266 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from Sunday, August 16 are presented below.

As of August 16, 2020, 23,203 cases of and 263 deaths due to COVID-19 among county residents were 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 16, 2020 include:

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

  • About 3 in 10 reported cases are Hispanic – most of whom are younger adults. As previously noted, some factors influencing this trend include:
    • Targeted testing occurring in neighborhoods with lower access to care, some of which have larger Hispanic populations;
    • Higher proportions of Hispanics working in essential jobs that make social distancing difficult;
    • Significant household spread among large families; and
    • Pre-existing disparities in other social and economic determinants of health, like poverty.

MCPH continues to expand outreach to Hispanic members of our community, including increased dissemination of the outreach toolkit in Spanish for community partners, setting up targeted outreach to Hispanic owned- and serving-businesses, and partnering with local organizations and media outlets to spread key prevention messages. 

  • About 1 in 20 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 more likely to be hospitalized compared to younger individuals.

  • Nearly 3 out of 4 have met CDC criteria to be released from isolation.

  • Daily case counts for COVID-19 continue to trend downward.  During the past week, an average of 116 laboratory confirmed infections were reported representing a decrease over the 14-day average of 132 confirmed infections. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.

  • During the past week, an average of 160 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County.  Overall this represents a 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 6.7 percent of individuals who were tested were positive for COVID-19. This represents a decrease over the last 14 days. These data only include tests conducted by Atrium Health, Novant Health, CVS Health and Walgreens when available. Reporting of negative results to MCPH is not required or covered by communicable disease reporting laws. MCPH will include results from other providers and laboratories as accurate, consistent and timely reporting mechanisms are established.

  • Two hundred-sixty-three deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 4 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 35 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except three, occurred among adults with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • More than half were non-Hispanic Whites. The disparity in COVID-19 deaths among non-Hispanic Whites is related to differences in race/ethnicity of residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities actively experiencing an outbreak.
    • More than half of deaths were connected to active outbreaks at long-term care (LTC) facilities.
    • Among deaths not connected to outbreaks at long-term care facilities, nearly 3 in 4 were non-White, with 40 percent being non-Hispanic Black. As previously noted, these disparities are largely driven by higher rates of underlying chronic conditions that increase risk of severe complications due to COVID-19 infection among these communities

  • Based on publicly available mobility tracking data, social distancing slightly increased then slightly decreased in Mecklenburg County over the last 14 days. Overall, this represents a fairly stable trend over the last 14 days.


More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of August 16, 2020:

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of August 16, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date(as of August 16, 2020)


Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests(as of August 16, 2020)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH (as of August 16, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of August 16, 2020)

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Race/Ethnicity and Age  (as of August 16, 2020)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 (as of August 16, 2020)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 (as of August 16, 2020)

Daily Social Distancing Index(as of August 11, 2020)

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of August 16, 2020) 

For more details about active and past outbreaks/clusters, including counts of cases and deaths, please access the NC DHHS Outbreaks and Clusters Dashboard.
Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings: 30
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 3

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Accordius Health
5939 Reddman Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28212
2727 Shamrock Dr,
Charlotte, NC 28205
3800 Shamrock Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28215
Bon Rea Group Home
3747 Bon Rea Drive, 
Charlotte, NC, 28226
Brookdale Carriage Club
5800 Old Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28226
Browne Group Home
8205 Browne Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28269
Building Blocks Learning Center
8631 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
Charlotte Assisted Living/ Memory Care
9120 Willow Ridge Road,
Charlotte, NC 28210
Charlotte Square
5820 Carmel Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28226
Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab
10506 Clear Crk Com. Dr,
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Cypress Independent Living
3600 Marching Duck Dr.,
Charlotte, NC 28210
Cypress Memory Care
3442 Cypress Club Dr.,
Charlotte, NC 28210
Hunter Woods Nursing Home and Rehab
620 Tom Hunter Road,
Charlotte, NC 28213
Huntersville Health and Rehab
13835 Boren St,
Huntersville, NC 28078
Huntersville Oaks
10219 Verhoeff Dr.,
Huntersville, NC 28078
La Petite Academy Childcare Center
917 East W. T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28213
Little Tots Preschool
2008 Windlock Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28270
Mecklenburg County Detention Center20610630
Mecklenburg Health and Rehab
2415 Sandy Porter Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28273
Miller Group Home
8812 Nations Ford Road, 
Charlotte, NC 28217
Pavilion Health Center
10011 Providence Rd West,
Charlotte, NC 28277
Pelican Health at Randolph
4801 Randolph Road, 
Charlotte, NC 28211
Pelican Health
2616 East 5th Street, 
Charlotte, NC 28204
Plantation Estates
733 Plantation Est. Dr,
Matthews, NC 28105
The Sanctuary at Stone Haven
6001 Bismark Place,          Charlotte, NC 28211

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of August 16, 2020)

COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of August 16, 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.