Mecklenburg County, NC– As of this morning there were 32,410 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 381 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.
Data as of October 21, 2020 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 32,218 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of October 21, 2020 include:
About 1 in 4 reported cases are Hispanic – most of whom are younger adults. As previously noted, some factors influencing this trend include:Targeted testing occurring in neighborhoods with lower access to care, some of which have larger Hispanic populations;
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400