By this morning October 6, 2020 there were 29,590 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with 364 Mecklenburg County residents that died due to COVID-19. The percent positive and total tests trends have been updated to now only include Mecklenburg County residents, based on electronic laboratory reports submitted to NC DHHS.
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. 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.
If you have questions and need more information, please visit the County’s website, MeckNC.gov, the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website that includes future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.