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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

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MECKLENBURG COUNTY COVID-19 DATA, NOVEMBER 11 - 24, 2022
(UPDATED NOVEMBER 30, 2022)

Early Warning Indicators
Wastewater Monitoring
Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • All monitoring sites showed SARS-CoV-2 in more than 40% of the wastewater samples tested
  • Indicates moderate transmission of illness in County
  • 707 ED visits during November 11 - 24
    • 12% decrease from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates some strain on emergency medical services in County
Health System Capacity
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 10.5% of COVID-19-like illness visits during November 11 - 24 resulted in hospital admissions
  • Indicates little strain on hospital systems in County
  • 1,493 reported cases during November 11 - 24
    • 14% decrease from previous 2-week period
  • 7 reported deaths during November 11 - 24
    • Increase from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates moderate transmission of illness in County
Vaccination Progress ​ ​ ​
  • 68% of residents have gotten at least 1 vaccine dose
  • 64% of residents have gotten the primary vaccine series (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson)
  • 43% of residents have gotten the primary vaccine series and at least 1 booster/additional vaccine dose
CDC COVID-19 Community Level
Combination of new COVID-19 hospital admissions, number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, and new COVID-19 cases
Surveillance of Variants
Strains present in Mecklenburg County during November 11 - 17
  • COVID-19 Community Level as of November 30: Low
  • Indicates low burden of illness on County resources
Image showing Mecklenburg County's COVID-19 Community Level as low
  • Omicron (BQ-like): 53%
  • Omicron (BA.5-like): 18%
  • Omicron (other): 13%
  • Omicron (BF-like): 11%
  • Omicron (BA.4-like): 5%
Image showing COVID-19 strains in Mecklenburg County

COVID-19 Safety Precautions Based on COVID-19 Community Level*

Low

Medium

High

  • Follow all recommendations for Low level PLUS the following recommendations:

*People may choose to wear a mask at any time. People with COVID-19 symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask around others.



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