Coronavirus cases are back on the rise in the Charlotte area,  according to new data from Mecklenburg County Public Health Department. The county numbers were declining progrssively for a few months but the rate of coronavirus cases is on the rise in nearly every Mecklenburg County neighborhood, The Charlotte Observer reports. Health officials say the […]

More than 2,462,000 people have been killed by COVID-19 worldwide. The total of 511,455 in the U.S. represents a fifth of all deaths that have occurred, in a country which has less than 5 percent of the global population. The number rivals the populations of Atlanta, Georgia and Raleigh, North Carolina. It's also greater than the population of Miami, Florida or Kansas City, Missouri. 

About 6,851 new Coronavirus cases are up by less than 1,000 from 5,936 on Monday. The totals are roughly half of the record 11,581 new cases reported Saturday across the Tar Heel State. At least 636,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. 

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.”

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at a rapid rate, so too are the hospitalizations in Mecklenburg County. While it’s normal for hospitals to run anywhere from 90%-105% capacity even when there isn’t a global pandemic, the numbers hospitalized statewide and locally in intensive care units are attention grabbing.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the number of daily reported Covid-19 cases has eclipsed 10,000 for the first time of the pandemic. 10,398 at the time of this posting to be exact.  As the numbers increase, it’s easy to understand why Governor Roy Cooper is taking measures to help […]

Another grim milestone for the U.S that represents the equivalent of 100 days of Sept. 11 tragedies, eight times the number of people in the U.S. killed by the flu between 2018-19, and four times the number of people who died by a drug overdose.

84 deaths related to Covid-19 in one day is a new high for North Carolina.  That number was recorded on Wednesday, December 1 according to information provided by the New York Times.  So far this week the daily average number of Covid deaths in North Carolina is 41.  Comparing that to recent weeks, it is up significantly.  For instance, last week November 23-29 saw a daily average death rate of 31 per day, and the 2 weeks prior saw 33 and 29 respectively.