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​Data for March 3, 2021

3/5/2021

Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 97,101 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 883 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of March 3 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 5 p.m. are counted in the following days case count.

Highlights about the 96,855 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of March 3, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 237 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 258 confirmed infections. This represents a slight decrease over the last 14 days. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.

  • During the past week, an average of 172 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County.  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 5.5 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19.  This represents a fairly stable 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. 

  • Eight hundred-seventy-seven deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 13 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 104 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except twenty-three, 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 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 represents a fairly stable trend in Mecklenburg County over the last 14 days.



More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of March 3, 2021:


Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 89,815; Total Antigen Positive Cases – 7,040) 




Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  March 3, 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 March 3, 2021)


 

Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
All Cases
96,855
877 Deaths
(<1.0% of Cases) ​
   
Deaths Connected to LTC
374 deaths (42.6% of deaths)
Community
Deaths
503 deaths
(57.4% of deaths)
Age<2015.9%--<1.0%
20-3941.9%<1.0%2.2%
40-5928.6%3.2%18.3%
≥ 6013.6%96.3%79.3%
SexFemale52.9%57.5%42.3%
Male47.1%42.5%57.7%
Race/Ethnicity2White*18.8%67.4%30.6%
Black*15.6%29.9%42.3%
Hispanic13.0%1.9%20.3%
Asian*2.1%<1.0%5.0%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%--<1.0%
 Multiracial/Other*<1.0%--1.0%
 Not Reported50.3%<1.0%<1.0%
2 These data are updated based on follow-up interviews and investigations.    *Non-Hispanic


 

Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of March 3, 2021)




Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 
(as of March 3, 2021)




Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of March 3, 2021)




Daily Social Distancing Index(as of February 27, 2021)





COVID-19 Vaccinations Data: December 14, 2020 – March 3, 2021
Total 1st Doses Administered in Mecklenburg County: 116,296



Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of March 3, 2021) 

 
Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  28
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 5


Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Aldersgate Cuthbertson Village
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
50
82132
Aldersgate Independent Living
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
120170290
Alexander Youth Network
6220 Thermal Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
180170350
Asbury Health
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
320235555
Autumn Care of Cornelius
19530 Mt. Zion Avenue
Cornelius, NC 28031
14040180
Avondale Children's Center
2821 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
5050100
Brighton Gardens of Charlotte
6000 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
204161
Calvary Church Child Development
5801 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28226
104050
Discovery Harbor Learning Center
8425 Discovery Lane
Charlotte, NC 28216
10050150
First United Methodist Church Charlotte Child Development
501 North Tryon Street
 Charlotte, NC 28202
401050
Hunter Woods Nursing & Rehab
620 Tom Hunter Road
Charlotte, NC 2821
230253483
Huntersville Health and Rehab
13835 Boren Street
Huntersville, NC 28078
170175345
Huntersville Oaks
12019 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
11010120
Jewish Preschool on Sardis
6619 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
203050
Legacy Heights Senior Living Community
11230 Ballantyne Trace Court
Charlotte, NC 28277
60172232
Mecklenburg County Juvenile Detention Center005050
Mecklenburg Health and Rehab
2415 Sandy Porter Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
200020
Olde Knox Commons
13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
330731210612
Pelican Health-Randolph
4801 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
30112142
Pelican Health -Charlotte
2616 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
200020
Preston House Memory Care
4910 Harris Woods Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269
500050
Ranson Ridge Assisted Living
13910 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
401050
Roof Above Men's Shelter  
1210 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
2010901110
Sardis Oaks
5151 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
17055137213
Shads Landing Independent Living
9131 Benfield Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
30140170
Sharon Towers
5100 Sharon Rd             
Charlotte, NC 28210
271215486
Sharon Towers Independent Living
5100 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
503080
Southminister Healthcare Center
6101 Clarke Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
120131251
Southminister Ind. Living
8919 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
150191341
The Haven at Highland Creek
5920 McChesney Drive
Charlotte, NC 28269
30141171
University Place Nursing Rehab
9200 Glenwater
Charlotte, NC 28262
270504774
White Oak Manor
4009 Craig Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28211
5201132616526
Williams Place Independent Living
825 Peninsula Drive
Davidson, NC 28036
10120130




COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (February 18 – March 3, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases
  (as of 03/03/2021)
14-Day Case Reports
(as of 03/03/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
96,8553,650Decrease







COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (February 18 – March 3, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 03/03/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 03/03/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
8,722.9328.7Decrease







Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence 
(as of March 3, 2021)






Cumulative COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence (as of March 3, 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.







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