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​Data for July 26

Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning, there were 19,439 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 194 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Data from Sunday, July 26 are presented below.
As of July 26, 2020, 19,036 cases of and 188 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 July 26, 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 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 197 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County.  Overall this represents an increase 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 10.1 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, and CVS Health 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.
  • One hundred-eighty-eight 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 24 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.
  • 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 July 26, 2020:

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date (as of July 26, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date(as of July 26, 2020)


Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests(as of July 26, 2020)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH (as of July 26, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of July 26, 2020)

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Race/Ethnicity and Age  (as of July 26, 2020)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation (as of July 26, 2020)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-194 (as of July 26, 2020)

Daily Social Distancing Index(as of July 21, 2020)

 Active COVID-19 Outbreaks and Clusters (as of July 27, 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: 33
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 2

  • 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 
  • Brookdale South Charlotte Rea Road
    5515 Rea Rd, Charlotte NC 28226
  • Brookdale South Park
    5326 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
  • Browne Group Home
    8205 Browne Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • 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
  • Harrisburg Road Group Home
    6620 Harrisburg Rd Charlotte, NC 28227
  • Heaven’s Angels Childcare
    2606 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • 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
  • Leaves Group Home
    7106 Leaves Lane, Charlotte, NC 28213
  • Mallard Group Home
    6119 Mallard Drive, Charlotte, NC 28227
  •  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
  • Peak Resources
    3223 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Royal Park
    2700 Royal Cmns. Ln, Matthews, 28105
  • 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
  • Woodbridge Road Group Home
    5901 Woodbridge Road; Charlotte, NC 28227

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of July 26, 2020)

COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of July 26, 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.