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​Data for March 17, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 99,467 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 903 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of March 17 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 99,162 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of March 17, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 179 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 167 confirmed infections. This represents a slight increase over the last 14 days. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.


  • During the past week, an average of 121 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 5.1 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. This represents a slight 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-three deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 14 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 109 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except twenty-four, 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 slight decrease trend in Mecklenburg County over the last 14 days.

More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of March 17, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 91,458; Total Antigen Positive Cases – 7,704) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  March 17, 2021)


COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Residents 

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

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH 
(as of March 17, 2021)


Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
All Cases 99,162 903 Deaths
(<1.0% of Cases) ​
    Deaths Connected to LTC
375 deaths (41.5% of deaths)
528 deaths
(58.5% of deaths)
≥ 6013.4%96.3%79.2%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%--<1.0%
 Not Reported49.8%<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 17, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 
(as of March 17, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of March 17, 2021)

Daily Social Distancing Index(as of March 13, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccinations by MCPH7
Total Received
(as of March 17, 2021)
Total Transferred
(as of March 17, 2021)
Doses Administered by MCPH
(as of March 17, 2021)
First Doses64,13522,61939,825
Second Doses25,72549721,837

MCPH is currently providing the Pfizer BioNTech. Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in Groups 1, 2, and 3. For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution visit

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 

December 14, 2020 – March 17, 2021

(based on data submitted to NC DHHS by all reporting NC Providers)
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccinations visit

Vaccine Totals

Partial Vaccinations by Race

Partial Vaccinations by Ethnicity

Partial Vaccinations by Age

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of March 17, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  19
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 2

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Accordius Health at Charlotte
5939 Reddman Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Alexander Youth Network
6220 Thermal Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Avondale Children's Center
2821 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Brighton Gardens of Charlotte
6000 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Brookdale Carriage Club Providence
5800 Old Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Carrington Place
600 Fullwood Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Childcare Network #93
5235 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28215
Hunter Woods Nursing & Rehab
620 Tom Hunter Road
Charlotte, NC 2821
Huntersville Health and Rehab
13835 Boren Street
Huntersville, NC 28078
Jewish Preschool on Sardis
6619 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Legacy Heights Senior Living Community
11230 Ballantyne Trace Court
Charlotte, NC 28277
Pelican Health -Randolph
4801 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Pelican Health -Charlotte
2616 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Preston House Memory Care
4910 Harris Woods Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269
Ranson Ridge Assisted Living
13910 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
Shads Landing Independent Living
9131 Benfield Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Sharon Towers Independent Living
5100 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Southminister Ind. Living
8919 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
The Haven at Highland Creek
5920 McChesney Drive
Charlotte, NC 28269
University Place Nursing Rehab
9200 Glenwater
Charlotte, NC 28262
White Oak Manor
4009 Craig Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28211

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (March 4 – 17, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases
  (as of 03/17/2021)
14-Day Case Reports
(as of 03/17/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
99,162 2,338 Decrease

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (March 4 – 17, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 03/17/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 03/17/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
8,930.6 210.6 Decrease

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence 
(as of March 17, 2021)

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence (as of March 17, 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.