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​Data for October 4


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 29,590 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 364 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

The percent positive and total tests trends have been updated to now only include Mecklenburg County residents, based on electronic laboratory reports (ELR) submitted to NC DHHS. In late March, MCPH set up aggregate daily reporting of positive and negative results from a subset of local testing providers as none were routinely reporting negative results and it was not required. Due to reporting limitations of the testing providers these reports included all tests completed at testing sites within Mecklenburg County, including tests among non-residents.

On July 7th, NC DHHS issued temporary guidance requiring electronic reporting of all negative COVID-19 tests across the state. At that time, many laboratories servicing our community were not set up to electronically report negative results. Since that time, NC DHHS worked aggressively to on-board all laboratories to its ELR system and add negative lab results to reporting feeds.

Most (~90%) COVID-19 results, both negative and positive, are now being submitted electronically. Negative ELRs are now available to MCPH via NC DHHS's disease reporting system -- NC COVID – allowing MCPH to produce a daily percent positive and total tests based on ELRs.

This new data source better reflects the impact of COVID-19 on our residents but is limited in that some testing partners are not yet submitting ELRs and only includes molecular (PCR) tests. Both trends show a similar trajectory over the last 2 months. However, over the last week, the trends have begun to diverge as the percent positivity is increasing more in neighboring counties compared to Mecklenburg County.

Data as of October 4, 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 5 p.m. are counted in the following days case count.

CMS data will only be updated once a week.

Highlights about the 29,392 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of October 4, 2020 include:

  • About 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old.

  • 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;
    • Higher proportions of Hispanics working in essential jobs that make social distancing difficult;
    • Significant household spread among large families; and
    • Pre-existing disparities in other social and economic determinants of health, like poverty.

  • About 1 in 20 reported cases were hospitalized due to their COVID-19 infection. While everyone is at risk for severe COVID-19 complications, reported cases who were older adults (≥ 60 years) were more likely to be hospitalized compared to younger individuals.

  • About 8 out of 10 have met CDC criteria to be released from isolation.

  • During the past week, an average of 90 laboratory confirmed infections were reported compared to the 14-day average of 95 confirmed infections. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.

  • During the past week, an average of 86 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County.  Overall, this represents a fairly stable trend 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 5.5 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. Overall, this represents a fairly stable 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. 

  • Three hundred-sixty-three deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 4 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 47 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except five, occurred among adults with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • More than 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.
    • More than half 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 3 in 4 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 slightly increased then slightly decreased in Mecklenburg County over the last 14 days. Overall, this represents a fairly stable trend over the last 14 days.

More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of October 4, 2020:

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date 
(Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases –28,862; Total Antigen Positive Cases – 530)
(as of October 4, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date(as of October 4, 2020)


Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests(as of October 4, 2020)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH 
(as of October 4, 2020)

Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of October 4, 2020)

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Race/Ethnicity and Age  
(as of October 4, 2020)

Total COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH Released from Isolation4 
(as of October 4, 2020)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of October 4, 2020)

Daily Social Distancing Index(as of September 28, 2020)

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks 

(as of October 5, 2020)

For more details about active and past outbreaks/clusters, including counts of cases and deaths, please access the NC DHHS Outbreaks and Clusters Dashboard.
Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings: 26
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 1

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
2727 Shamrock Dr,
Charlotte, NC 28205
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Brookdale Providence
5800 Old Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Brookdale South Charlotte
5515 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Carrington Place
600 Fullwood Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Charlotte Assisted Living
9120 Willow Ridge Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
The Citadel-Myers Park
300 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab
10506 Clear Crk Com. Dr,
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Covenant Day School
800 Fullwood Lane
Matthews, NC  28105
Dalmoor Group Home
4400 Dalmoor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212
Elmcroft Assisted Living
7745 Little Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28226
Huntersville Oaks
10219 Verhoeff Dr.,
Huntersville, NC 28078
The Haven at Carolina Place
13150 Dorman Road
Pineville, NC 28134
The Laurels & The Haven in Highland Creek
6101 Clarke Creek Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
Mecklenburg County Detention Center61640701
Miller Group Home
8812 Nations Ford Road,      Charlotte, NC 28217
Monroe House Group Home
7621 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Pavilion Health Center
10011 Providence Rd West Charlotte, NC 28277
Pineville Health and Rehab
1010 Lakeview Drive
Pineville, NC 28134
Sardis Oaks
5151 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Saturn Nursing and Rehab
1930 West Sugar Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Sharon Towers
5100 Sharon Rd,                  Charlotte, NC 28210
Summit Place of SouthPark
2101 Runnymeade Lane
Charlotte, NC 28209
University Place Nurse & Rehab
9200 Glenwater Drive               Charlotte, NC 28262
White Oak
4009 Craig Ave.,                 Charlotte, NC 28211
Willow Ridge Assisted Living
2040 Milton Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Wilora Lake Center
6001 Wilora Lake Rd.,
Charlotte, NC 28212

Distribution of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of October 4, 2020)

COVID-19 Cases (per 100,000 residents) Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence (as of October 4, 2020)

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.