Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 21,168 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 222 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 are presented below. As of Aug. 2, 2020, there were 20,696 cases and 217 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.
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.