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​Data for May 26, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 112,708 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 974 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of May 26 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 day's case count.

Highlights about the 112,630 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of May 26, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 79 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 88 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 91 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 3.0 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-seventy-four 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 125 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 26, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 102,013
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 10,617) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  May 26, 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 26, 2021)



Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
All Cases 112,630 974 Deaths
(<1.0% of Cases) ​
    Deaths Connected to LTC
375 deaths (38.5% of deaths)
592 deaths
(61.5% of deaths)
Age ​ ​ ​<2016.7%--<1.0%
≥ 6012.7%96.3%78.8%
Race/Ethnicity2 ​ ​ ​ ​  White*19.4%67.5%31.1%
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 26, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 
(as of May 26, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of May 26, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccinations by MCPH7

Total Received
(as of May 14, 2021)
Total Transferred
(as of May 26, 2021)
Doses Administered by MCPH
(as of May 26, 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 – May 26, 2021

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

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of May 26, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  16
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 4

Facility NameStaffResidentsTotal
Aldersgate Assisted Living
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Asbury Health
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Bright Path Child Development Center
4901 Lailwood Circle
Charlotte, NC 28227
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
Childcare Network # 55
6418 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Community School of Davidson- Armour Street Campus
404 Armour Street
Davidson, NC 28036
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
Mecklenburg County Detention Center
801 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Olde Knox Commons
13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
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
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 13 - May 26, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases
  (as of 05/26/2021)
14-Day Case Reports
  (as of 05/26/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
112,630 1,237 Decrease

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (May 13 - May 26, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 05/26/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 05/26/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
10,143.6 111.4 Decrease

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence 
(as of May 26, 2021)

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence (as of May 26, 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.