A Covid-19 report.
As this week begins, Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris says:
“Unfortunately our situation in Mecklenburg County is not improving“.
“Our numbers continue to rise both in positivity rate, case rate, and deaths in our community. We’re also seeing high numbers in our hospital system.”
The vaccination program continues, with the county, Atrium and Novant Health all administrating the vaccine.
But we’re only in phase 1B, really just the beginning of programs to vaccinate millions of people across the country and vaccine supplies and distribution remain sluggish.
Currently, medical workers, nursing home staff and patients those 75-years-old and older qualify.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 5,939 new cases, 3,843 hospitalizations, and positive test rate at 13.9 percent on their Covid-19 Dashboard.
Since the pandemic began North Carolina has recorded more than 629,000 positive cases and more than 7,500 deaths.