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COVID-19 Data for March 28


As of March 28, 2020, 303 cases of novel coronavirus (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 or do not meet current CDC recommendations for testing. As such, these results are very fluid and only represent a snapshot of the true burden of COVID-19 in our community.

Daily case counts provided by MCPH may differ from Federal and state 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 are conducted, which includes confirming county residency. Cases reported after 5 P.M. are counted in the following days case count.

Highlights about the 303 reported cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents include:


  • About 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old. Two cases were youth under 20 years old. 
  • Younger adults make up the majority of cases for all racial/ethnic groups except non-Hispanic Blacks, for whom 41% of cases were older adults (≥ 60 years) and only 20% were in the youngest age group (20 to 39 years). 
  • About 1 in 5 reported cases overall were hospitalized due to their COVID-19 infection. However, hospitalization rates among older adults (≥ 60 years) were significantly higher – 1 in 2 were hospitalized.

  • One death due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.

  • About 21 percent of reported cases have been released from isolation.
    • Individuals released from isolation met the CDC criteria to no longer isolate: ≥72 hours passed since resolution of symptoms (e.g. fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms) AND ≥7 days passed since symptoms first appeared.

  • There are reported cases of COVID-19 throughout the entire County.
    • The crude rate (per 100,000 residents) of reported COVID-19 cases ranges from 9.8 to 42.1 across zip codes within the County. MCPH expects these rates will fluctuate as the situation evolves.

More data on COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of March 28, 2020:


Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date

(as of March 28, 2020)

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Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH

(as of March 28, 2020)

  Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases
≥ 6024.1%
Alaskan Native/American Indian<1.0%
Not Reported4.0%
HospitalizationNot Hospitalized75.2%
Ever Hospitalized21.2%
Under Investigation3.6%
OutcomesReleased from Isolation21.1%
Deaths (Count: 1)0.3%


Hospitalization Rates by Age Group among COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH

(as of March 28, 2020)

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Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence

 (as of March 28, 2020)

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

 (as of March 28, 2020)

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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 website, Individuals can also call the County's COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.

For more information, please visit the County's website,, the CDC's website at and NCDHHS' website at, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

close alertMecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.