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​Data for July 15

7/17/2020
Charlotte, NC – As of 10 a.m. this morning, there were 16,193 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 175 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from Wednesday, July 15, 2020 are presented below.

As of July 15, 2020, 15,646 cases of, and 169 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 day's case count.

Highlights about the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of July 15, 2020 include:


  • About 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old.
  • More than a third of reported cases are Hispanic – most of whom are younger adults. The high number of reported cases among young Hispanics over the last several weeks 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.

    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 half of cases have met CDC criteria to be released from isolation.
  • During the past week, an average of 178 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County. This represents a fairly stable 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 11.3 percent of individuals who were tested were positive for COVID-19. This represents a stable trend over the last 14 days. These data only include tests conducted by Atrium Health, Novant Health, and CVS Health as 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.
  • One hundred-sixty-nine deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years); 1 death occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 22 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except two, 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.
  • 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 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of July 15, 2020:



Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of July 15, 2020)




Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of July 15, 2020)*




Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests 1




Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH (as of July 15, 2020)2




Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of July 15, 2020)




Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Race/Ethnicity and Age (as of July 15, 2020)




Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation (as of July 15, 2020)




Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-194




Daily Social Distancing Index (as of July3, 2020)5



Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreak (as of July 15, 2020)

  • Huntersville Oaks
    10219 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville 28078
  • Peak Resources
    3223 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Preston House
    4910 Harris Woods Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • Royal Park
    2700 Royal Cmns. Ln, Matthews, 28105
  • Southminster
    8919 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Sharon Towers
    5100 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210
  • Accordius Health
    5939 Olde Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212
  • White Oak
    4009 Craig Ave., Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab
    10506 Clear Crk Commerce Dr, Mint Hill, NC 28227
  • Laurels at Highland Creek
    6101 Clarke Creek Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • LifeSpan Oak Street Grp Home
    1801 Oak Street, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • Brookdale Charlotte East
    6053 Wilora Lake Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
  • Starnes Group Home
    2823 Starnes Rd. 28214
  • Asbury/Aldersgate
    3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
  • Brookdale South Park
    5326 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
  • Hunter Woods Nursing Home and Rehab
    620 Tom Hunter Road, Charlotte, NC 28213
  • Olde Knox Commons
    13825 Hunton Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Enoch Group Home
    419 Enoch Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • Leaves Group Home
    7106 Leaves Lane, Charlotte, NC 28213
  • Smart Kids Childcare Center #3
    6215 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Heaven's Angels Childcare
    2606 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Charlotte Health and Rehab
    1735 Toddville, Charlotte, NC 28214
  • Harmony Recovery Center
    1611 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Kindercare
    1700 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
  • Sunrise on Providence LTCF
    5114 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226
  • University Place Nurse & Rehab
    9200 Glenwater Drive Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Freedom Home
    5911 Freedom Drive Charlotte NC 28241
  • Mecklenburg Health and Rehab
    2415 Sandy Porter Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Accordius-Midwood
    2727 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Woodbridge Road Group Home
    5901 Woodbridge Road; Charlotte, NC 28227
  • Harrisburg Road Group Home
    6620 Harrisburg Rd Charlotte, NC 28227
  • Mecklenburg County Detention Center
    801 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202



Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of July 15, 2020)




COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of July 15, 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.


close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400