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​Data for May 19, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 112,224 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 968 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of May 19 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 112,071 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of May 19, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 98 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 124 confirmed infections. This represents a decrease 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 3.8 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. This represents a decrease 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-sixty-seven deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 15 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 124 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except twenty-six, 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.

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

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 101,575
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 10,496) 

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



Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
All Cases 112,071 967 Deaths
(<1.0% of Cases) ​
    Deaths Connected to LTC
375 deaths (38.8% of deaths)
592 deaths
(61.2% of deaths)
Age ​ ​ ​<2016.7%--<1.0%
≥ 6012.7%96.3%78.7%
Race/Ethnicity2 ​ ​ ​ ​  White*19.4%67.5%31.3%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%--<1.0%
 Not Reported48.9%<1.0%<1.0%

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


Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of May 19, 2021)

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

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of May 19, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccinations by MCPH7

Total Received
(as of May 14, 2021)
Total Transferred
(as of May 19, 2021)
Doses Administered by MCPH
(as of May 19, 2021)
First Doses102,700
Second Doses81,405

MCPH is currently providing the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to persons 12 years and older. For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution visit

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 

December 14, 2020 – May 19, 2021

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

Partial Vaccinations by Race

Partial Vaccinations by Ethnicity

Partial Vaccinations by Age

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of May 20, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  17
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 4

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Aldersgate Assisted Living
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Asbury Health
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Brighton Gardens of Charlotte
6000 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Brookdale Weddington Park
2404 Plantation Center Drive
Matthews, NC 28105
Carrington Place
600 Fullwood Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Center for Children at the Vine
2101 Belvedere Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Childcare Network # 55
6418 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Community School of Davidson- Armour Street Campus
404 Armour Street
Davidson, NC 28036
Dreams and Visions Group Home
5004 Glenview Court
Charlotte, NC 28215
Hunter Woods Nursing Rehab
620 Tom Hunter Road
Charlotte, NC 28213
Lucille Giles Statesville Avenue Men's Shelter
3410 Statesville Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28206
Matthews Glen at Willowbrook Court
733 Plantation Estates Drive
Matthews, NC 28105
Pavilion Healthcare at Brightmore
10011 Providence Road West
Charlotte, NC 28277
Providence Senior High School JV Baseball
1800 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Royal Park of Matthews
2700 Royal Commons Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Saturn Nursing and Rehab
1930 West Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Southminister Ind. Living
8919 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Stewart Health Center
3600 Marching Duck Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
The Pines at Davidson
400 Avinger Lane
Davidson, NC 28036
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 (May 6 - May 19, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases
  (as of 05/19/2021)
14-Day Case Reports
  (as of 05/19/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
112,071 1,741 Decrease

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (May 6 - May 19, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 05/19/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 05/19/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
10,093.2 156.8 Decrease

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

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