The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,734 more COVID-19 cases across the state on Tuesday.
According to the state dashboard, the 7-day trend line for the trajectory of new cases has been increasing through the month of October after dropping and stabilizing in September. NCDHHS Dr. Mandy Cohen said the increase through the month of October is not linked to any specific group of people or area of activity.
The state also reported 20,630 more completed tests, including 20,407 PCR tests and 223 antigen tests. As of Sunday, 7.1% of tests were positive, a sharp increase from the end of last week when the percentage of positive tests dipped closer to 5%.
Currently, there are 1,103 people hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, marking the second day in a row that the metric remained above 1,100 for the first time since August.
In the past 24 hours, 344 suspected COVID-19 patients were admitted to North Carolina hospitals.
43 more people have died from COVID-19. Since the end of March, 3,816 people have died from the virus in North Carolina.
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New cases vary day by day based on a lot of factors. That can include how long it takes to get results back, so a new case reported today can really be several days old.
The other big metric we watch is the percent of positive cases. This is data we can only get from the state because it’s not as simple as factoring a percent of new cases each day from the number of tests. That’s because test results take days and come from a variety of places.
As of Tuesday morning, there were 30,534 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 368 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 the NCDHHS.
Highlights about the 30,232 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of October 11, 2020 include:
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