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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

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MECKLENBURG COUNTY COVID-19 DATA
December 24, 2022 - January 22, 2023
(Updated JAnuary 26, 2023)

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 low transmission of illness in County
  • 864 ED visits during January 6 - 19, 2023
    • 34% decrease from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates low strain on emergency medical services in County
Health System Capacity
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 12.5% of COVID-19-like illness visits during the current 14-day period resulted in hospital admissions
  • Indicates moderate strain on hospital systems in County
  • 5,097 reported cases during December 24, 2022 - January 7, 2023
  • 3,062 reported cases during January 8 - 22, 2023
    • 40% decrease from previous 2-week period
  • 10 reported deaths during December 24, 2022 - January 22, 2023
    • Decrease from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates low 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)
  • 59% of residents have gotten the primary vaccine series and at least 1 booster/additional vaccine dose
  • 19% of residents have gotten the updated/bivalent 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 January 6 - 12, 2023
  • COVID-19 Community Level as of January 26: Low
  • Indicates low burden of illness on County resources
Image showing Mecklenburg County's COVID-19 Community Level as low
  • XBB-like variants make up 30% of samples
  • BQ-like variants make up 59% of samples

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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