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​Data for August 18, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 129,703 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,024 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of August 18 are presented in more detail below. 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 128,892 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of August 18, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 528 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 500 confirmed infections. This represents an increase over the last 14 days. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.


  • During the past week, an average of 368 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County. This represents an increase trend 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 13.2 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. This represents a slight increase trend over the last 14 days. These data only include ELRs for molecular (PCR) tests submitted to NC DHHS for laboratories electronically submitting negative and positive COVID-19 results. 

  • One thousand- twenty-one deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 17 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 138 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except twenty-seven, occurred among adults with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • Almost 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.
    • Nearly 40 percent 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 2 in 3 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.

  • Between March 22, 2021 and August 18, 2021, MPCH received and confirmed reports of 432 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated residents (<1% of fully vaccinated residents). This does not represent all breakthrough cases, as these are based on self-report during case investigations following COVID-19 diagnosis. Vaccination status is confirmed using the NC COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS).

More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County 
as of August 18, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 116,094
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 12,798) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  August 18, 2021)


COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Residents
based on cases reported to MCPH by Date

COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rates (7-Day Average)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH 
Cumulative and 14-Day Counts

Selected Characteristics
Total Covid Deaths 
Total = 1,021
COVID Deaths Past 14-Days
(August 5 - 18, 2021)
Total= 21
All Cases
% of Total Deaths % of Deaths Past 14 days
Age ​ ​ ​<20<1.0%--
≥ 6084.7%66.7%
Race/Ethnicity ​ ​ ​ ​ ​  White*44.9%33.3%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%--


Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of August 18, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of August 18, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 
December 14, 2020 – August 19, 2021
(based on data submitted to NC DHHS by NC Providers and Federal Pharmacy Programs)
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccinations visit

Demographics of Mecklenburg Residents With At Least One Vaccine Dose
(based on all Vaccination Programs administering doses to Mecklenburg Residents)

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH in the Past 14 Days 

(August 5 -18, 2021)

Profile of Newly Reported Cases in the Past 2 Weeks 

(August 5 – 18, 2021)

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (August 5 - 18, 2021)

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (August 5 - 18, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 08/18/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 08/18/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks 

(as of August 18, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  25
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 11

Facility NameStaffResidentsTotal
Academy for Early Learning, Northside Baptist
333 Jeremiah Blvd,
Charlotte NC 28262
Atrium Hospital, LCH 7A (nursing unit)
1000 Blythe Blvd,
Charlotte NC 28203
Atrium Levine Children's Hospital,  
Respiratory Therapy Dept
1000 Blythe Blvd,
Charlotte NC 28203
Atrium Pineville Non-Maternity Unit
10628 Park Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
Atrium Pineville Maternity Unit
10628 Park Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
Autumn Care of Cornelius
19530 Mt. Zion Parkway
Cornelius, NC 28031
Bradford Preparatory School
2502 Salome Church Road,
Charlotte, NC 28262
Cranfield Academy Carmel Rd
11330 Carmel Commons Blvd,
Charlotte NC 28226
Early Beginnings
11330 Rozzelles Ferry Rd,
Charlotte NC 28214
East Towne Assisted Living
4815 N. Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte NC 28205
Huntersville Oaks
12019 Verhoeff Dr,
Huntersville, NC 28078
Independence Senior High School 1967 Patriot Drive
Charlotte NC 28227
KinderCare Park Road School Age Classroom
3322 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
Kindercare E. WT Harris Blvd
6601 E. WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte NC 28214
King Tiger Tae Kwon Do of Huntersville (Summer Camp)
16525 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville NC 28078
Legacy Heights Senior Living
11240 Ballantyne Tract Court
Charlotte, NC 28277
Matthews Glen Independent Living
733 Plantation Estates Dr
Matthews, NC 28105
Northlake House
9108 Reames Rd,
Charlotte NC 28216
Novant Matthews Medical Center, Emergency Department
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Novant Matthews Medical Center, Safety Officers
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Olde Knox Commons
13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
Peak Resources
3223 Central Avenue
Charlotte NC 28205
Pelican Health at Randolph
4801 Randolph Rd
Charlotte NC 28211
Pineville Rehab and Living Center
1010 Lakeview Dr
Pineville, NC 28134
Primrose School of South Charlotte
15933 Lancaster Hwy
Charlotte NC 28277
Royal Park Rehab and Health Care
2700 Royal Commons Ln
Matthews NC 28105
Sardis Oaks Nursing Home
5151 Sardis Rd
Charlotte NC 28270
Sharon Towers Health Care Center
5100 Sharon Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
Southminster Health Center
8919 Park Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
The Citadel at Myers Park
300 Providence Road
Charlotte NC  28207
The Pines at Davidson
400 Avenger Lane
Davidson NC 28036
The Summit Place SouthPark
2101 Runnymede LN
Charlotte NC 28209
Wickshire Senior Living
13600 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28278
Waltonwood Cotswold
5215 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte NC 28211
Waltonwood Providence
11945 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
White Oak Manor of Charlotte 4009 Craig Ave
Charlotte NC 28211

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.