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​Data for May 5, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 110,605 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 954 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of May 5 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 5PM are counted in the following days case count.

Highlights about the 110,345 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of May 5, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 179 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 200 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 168 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County. This represents an 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 6.0 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. This represents a slight 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-fifty-two 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 120 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.
  • 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 May 5, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 100,210
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 10,135) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  May 5, 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 5, 2021)


Selected Characteristics Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases Percent of COVID-19 Deaths
All Cases 110,345 952 Deaths
(<1.0% of Cases) ​
    Deaths Connected to LTC
375 deaths (39.4% of deaths)
577 deaths
(60.6% of deaths)
Age ​ ​ ​<2016.6%--<1.0%
≥ 6012.8%
Race/Ethnicity2 ​ ​ ​ ​  White*19.4%67.5%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%
Not Reported49.2%<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 5, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 
(as of May 5, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of May 5, 2021)

Daily Social Distancing Index
(as of April 20, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccinations by MCPH7

Total Received
(as of May 5, 2021)
Total Transferred
(as of May 5, 2021)
Doses Administered by MCPH
(as of May 5, 2021)
First Doses101,530
Second Doses75,925

MCPH is currently providing the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine distribution visit

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 

December 14, 2020 – May 4, 2021

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

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks (as of May 5, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  13
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 3

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths

Asbury Health

3800 Shamrock Drive

Charlotte, NC 28215


Carrington Place

600 Fullwood Lane

Matthews, NC 28105


Center for Children at the Vine

2101 Belvedere Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28205


Children's Academy/Lake Point

2701 Water Ridge Parkway Charlotte, NC 28217


Childcare Network # 55

6418 Park South Drive

Charlotte, NC 28210


Dreams and Visions Group Home

5004 Glenview Court

Charlotte, NC 28215


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


Royal Park of Matthews

2700 Royal Commons Lane Matthews, NC 28105


Southminister Ind. Living

8919 Park Road

Charlotte, NC 28210


Southminister Healthcare Center

8919 Park Road

Charlotte, NC 28210


Summit Place of Southpark

2101 Runnymeade Lane

Charlotte, NC 28209


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 (April 22 - May 5, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Cases
  (as of 5/05/2021)
14-Day Case Reports
(as of 5/05/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
110,345 2,806 Decrease

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (April 22- May 5, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 04/28/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 04/28/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
9,937.8 252.7 Decrease

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence 
(as of May 5, 2021)

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence (as of May 5, 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.