Charlotte, NC– As of this morning there were 21,694 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 230 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from Wednesday, August 5th are presented below. As of August 5, 2020, 21,470 cases of and 225 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 5PM are counted in the following days case count.
Highlights about the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of August 5, 2020 include: