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​Data for August 5


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:

  • 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. The high proportion of reported cases among young Hispanics remains a significant concern. 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.


  • 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.

  • During the past week, an average of 170 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 8.7 percent of individuals who were tested were positive for COVID-19. This represents a slight 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-twenty-five deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 3 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 29 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 5, 2020:

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of August 5, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date(as of August 5, 2020)


Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests(as of August 5, 2020)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH (as of August 5, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of August 5, 2020)

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Race/Ethnicity and Age  (as of August 5, 2020)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 (as of August 5, 2020)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 (as of August 5, 2020)

Daily Social Distancing Index(as of August 1, 2020)

Active COVID-19 Outbreaks and Clusters (as of August 6, 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

  • Accordius Health
    5939 Reddman Road., Charlotte, NC 28212
  • Accordius-Midwood
    2727 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Asbury/Aldersgate
    3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
  • Bon Rea Group Home
    3747 Bon Rea Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28266
  • Brookdale Charlotte East
    6053 Wilora Lake Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212 
  • Browne Group Home
    8205 Browne Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • Building Blocks Learning Center
    8631 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
  • Charlotte Health and Rehab
    1735 Toddville, Charlotte, NC 28214
  • Charlotte Square
    5820 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
  • Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab
    10506 Clear Crk Com. Dr, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • Elmcroft Assisted Living
    7745 Little Ave, Charlotte, NC 28226
  • Freedom House
    5911 Freedom Drive Charlotte NC 28241
  • Huntersville Oaks
    10219 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville 28078
  • Huntersville Health and Rehab
    13835 Boren St, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Hunter Woods Nursing Home and Rehab
    620 Tom Hunter Road, Charlotte, NC 28213
  • Kindercare
    1700 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
  • Little Tots Preschool
    2008 Windlock Drive Charlotte, NC 28270
  • Mecklenburg County Detention Center
  • Mecklenburg Health and Rehab
    2415 Sandy Porter Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Miller Group Home
    8812 Nations Fd Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Olde Knox Commons
    13825 Hunton Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • 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
  • Royal Park
    2700 Royal Cmns. Ln, Matthews, 28105
  • The Sanctuary at Stone Haven
    6001 Bismark Place Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Sardis Oaks
    5151 Sardis Oaks, Charlotte, NC 28270          
  • Sharon Towers
    5100 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Southminster
    8919 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Sunrise on Providence LTCF
    5114 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226 
  • University Place Nurse & Rehab
    9200 Glenwater Drive Charlotte, NC 28262
  • White Oak
    4009 Craig Ave., Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Williams Place independent Living
    825 Peninsula Drive, Davidson, NC 28036

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of August 5, 2020)

COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of August 5, 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.