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​Data for July 28, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC– As of this morning there were 118,983 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 998 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of July 28 are presented in more detail below. 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 118,562 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of July 28, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 288 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 231 confirmed infections. This represents an increase over the last 14 days. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.

  • During the past week, an average of 127 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County. This represents an increase 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 11.0 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. This represents an increase trend over the last 14 days. These data only include ELRs for molecular (PCR) tests submitted to NC DHHS for laboratories electronically submitting negative and positive COVID-19 results. 

  • Nine hundred-ninety-seven deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 16 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 130 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except twenty-seven, occurred among adults with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • Almost 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.
    • Nearly 40 percent 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 2 in 3 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.

  • Between March 22, 2021 and July 27, 2021, MPCH received and confirmed reports of 376  confirmed cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated residents (<1% of fully vaccinated residents). This does not represent all breakthrough cases, as these are based on self-report during case investigations following COVID-19 diagnosis. Vaccination status is confirmed using the NC COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS). 

More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County 
as of July 28, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 106,753
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 11,809) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  July 28, 2021)


COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Residents
based on cases reported to MCPH by Date

COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rates (7-Day Average)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH 
(as of July 28, 2021)


Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
All Cases 118,562 997 Deaths
(<1.0% of Cases) ​
Connected to LTC
377 deaths
(37.8% of deaths)
620 deaths
(62.2% of deaths)
Age ​ ​ ​<2017.1%--<1.0%
≥ 6012.5%
Race/Ethnicity2 ​ ​ ​ ​  White*19.0%67.4%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%--<1.0%
 Not Reported49.7%<1.0%<1.0%

2 These data are updated based on follow-up interviews and investigations.    


Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of July 28, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 
(as of July 28, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of July 28, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccinations by MCPH7

Total Received
(as of May 14, 2021)
Total Transferred
(as of July 28, 2021)
Doses Administered by MCPH
(as of July 28, 2021)
First Doses102,700
Second Doses81,405

MCPH is currently providing the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution visit

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 

December 14, 2020 – July 28, 2021

(based on data submitted to NC DHHS by NC Providers and Federal Pharmacy Programs)
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccinations visit
Vaccine Totals

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks 

(as of July 28, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  8
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 2

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Autumn Care of Cornelius
19530 Mt. Zion Parkway
Cornelius, NC 28031
Brookdale South Charlotte
5515 Rea Rd
Charlotte NC 28226
CrossRoads Summer Camp
316 Boulevard
Anderson SC 29621
Camp: King Tiger Tae Kwon Do of Huntersville
16525 Birkdale Commons Pkwy
Huntersville, NC 28078
East Town Assisted Living
4815 N. Sharon Amity Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Salvation Army Center of Hope00300300
Pelican Health at Randolph
4801 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
The Pines at Davidson
400 Avenger Lane
Davidson NC 28036
Sharon Towers Health Care Center
5100 Sharon Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
Southminster Health Center
8919 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (July 15 - July 28, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases
14-Day Case Reports
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
118,562 3239 Increase

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (July 15 - July 28, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000
Change Over Past
14-Day Period

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence 
(as of July 28, 2021)

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence (as of July 28, 2021)

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.