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​Data for September 15, 2021


Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 144,271 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,126 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of September 15 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 143,877 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of September 15, 2021 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 517 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 501 confirmed infections. This represents a slight increase over the last 14 days. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.


  • During the past week, an average of 409 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County. This represents a decrease 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 11.2 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. 

  • One thousand-one hundred-twenty-three deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Almost all deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 29 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 173 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except thirty-two, 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.


  • Between March 22, 2021 and September 16, 2021, MPCH received and confirmed reports of 472 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated residents (<1% of fully vaccinated residents). This does not represent all breakthrough cases, as these are based on self-report during case investigations following COVID-19 diagnosis. Vaccination status is confirmed using the NC COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS).


More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County 
as of September 15, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 129,580
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 14,297) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  September 15, 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 
Cumulative and 14-Day Counts

Selected Characteristics
Total Covid Deaths 
Total = 1,123
COVID Deaths Past 14-Days
(September 2 - 15, 2021)
Total= 54
All Cases
% of Total Deaths % of Deaths Past 14 days
Age ​ ​ ​<20<1.0%--
≥ 6081.9%53.7%

Race/Ethnicity ​ ​ ​ ​ ​  White*45.1%50.0%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%--


Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of September 15, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-195 
(as of September 15, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 
December 14, 2020 – September 16, 2021
(based on data submitted to NC DHHS by NC Providers and Federal Pharmacy Programs)
For more information about COVID-19 Vaccinations visit

Demographics of Mecklenburg Residents With At Least One Vaccine Dose
(based on all Vaccination Programs administering doses to Mecklenburg Residents)

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH in the Past 14 Days 

(September 2 - 15, 2021)

Profile of Newly Reported Cases in the Past 2 Weeks 

(September 2 - 15, 2021)

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (September 2 - 15, 2021)

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's Residence
Past 14 Days (September 2 - 15, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 9/15/2021)
14-Day Case Rate
per 100,000 (as of 9/15/2021)
Change Over Past
14-Day Period
12,957.7 631.1 Decrease

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks 

(as of September 14, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  25
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 16

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Academy for Early Learning, Northside Baptist
333 Jeremiah Blvd,
Charlotte NC 28262
Ardrey Kell High School
10220 Ardrey Kell Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Autumn Care of Cornelius
19530 Mt. Zion Parkway
Cornelius, NC 28031
Bradford Preparatory School
2502 Salome Church Road Charlotte, NC 28262
Bright Future Learning Center
2815 Greenland Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Brookdale Carriage Club Providence
5800 Old Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28226
Brookdale South Charlotte
5515 Rea Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
Cranfield Academy Carmel Rd
11330 Carmel Commons Blvd Charlotte NC 28226
Early Beginnings
11330 Rozzelles Ferry Rd Charlotte NC 28214
Huntersville Oaks
12019 Verhoeff Dr
Huntersville, NC 28078
Independence Senior High School 1967 Patriot Drive
Charlotte NC 28227
Kindercare E. WT Harris Blvd
6601 E. WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte NC 28214
Legacy Heights Senior Living
11240 Ballantyne Tract Court Charlotte, NC 28277
Mallard Creek High School
3825 Johnston Oehler Road Charlotte, NC 28269
Mecklenburg County Jail
801 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Mecklenburg Health & Rehabilitation
2415 Sandy Porter Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Movement Charter School
2701 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Northlake House
9108 Reames Rd,
Charlotte NC 28216
Novant Health Presbyterian Child Development Center
1901 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Olde Knox Commons
13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
Peak Resources
3223 Central Avenue
Charlotte NC 28205
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
1430 Alleghany Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
Pineville Rehab and Living Center
1010 Lakeview Dr
Pineville, NC 28134
Primrose School of South Charlotte
15933 Lancaster Hwy
Charlotte NC 28277
Royal Park Rehab and Health Care
2700 Royal Commons Ln
Matthews NC 28105
Saint Ann Catholic School
600 Hillside Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209
Sardis Oaks Nursing Home
5151 Sardis Rd
Charlotte NC 28270
Saturn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1930 W Sugar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28262
Sharon Towers Health Care Center
5100 Sharon Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
Southminster Health Center
8919 Park Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
Sunshine House-Huntersville
14420 Reese Blvd
Huntersville, NC 28078
Sunshine House School Age Room
5825 Phyllis Lane
Mint Hill, NC 28227
The Citadel at Myers Park
300 Providence Road
Charlotte NC  28207
The Little Flower Assisted Living
8700 Lawyers Rd
Charlotte, NC 28227
The Pines at Davidson
400 Avenger Lane
Davidson NC 28036
The Social at Cotswold
3610 Randolph Rd
 Charlotte, NC 28211
The Summit Place SouthPark
2101 Runnymede LN
Charlotte NC 28209
University Place Nursing and Rehab
9200 Glenwater Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waltonwood Cotswold
5215 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte NC 28211
Waltonwood Providence
11945 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
White Oak Manor of Charlotte 4009 Craig Ave
Charlotte NC 28211

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.