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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

As of July 19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the new two-dose Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted, for adults ages 18 and older who have not already received a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read the FDA news release for more information.

Novavax vaccine doses are not yet available. Mecklenburg County Public Health is awaiting shipments; visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for updates on vaccine availability.
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MECKLENBURG COUNTY COVID-19 DATA, July 22 - August 4, 2022
(UPDATED August 10, 2022)

Early Warning Indicators
Wastewater Monitoring
Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • All monitoring sites showed SARS-CoV-2 in more than 80% of the wastewater samples tested
  • Indicates high transmission of illness in County
  • 1,120 ED visits during July 22 - August 4
  • ED visits decreased 8% from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates some strain on emergency medical services in County
Health System Capacity ​ ​ ​
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 11% of COVID-19-like illness visits during July 22 - August 4 resulted in hospital admissions
  • Indicates some strain on hospital systems in County

  • July 22 - August 4: 8,314 reported cases; 10% increase from previous 2-week period
  • July 22 - August 4: 8 reported deaths; decrease from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates high transmission of illness in County

Vaccination Progress ​ ​ ​
  • Residents with at least one dose: 68%
  • Residents with two doses or one dose of Johnson & Johnson: 64%
  • Residents with one booster/additional dose: 38% ​ ​
Surveillance of Variants ​ ​ ​
Strains present in Mecklenburg County during July 14 - 21:

  • Omicron (BA.5-like): 68.3%
  • Omicron (BA.4-like): 24.4%
  • Omicron (BA.2-like): 6.1%
  • Omicron (unassigned): 1.2%

CDC COVID-19 Community Level
(Combination of new COVID-19 hospital admissions, percent of staffed inpatient hospital
 beds occupied by patients with COVID-19, 
and new COVID-19 cases)​ ​ ​
  • COVID-19 community level as of August 12: Medium
  • Indicates medium burden of illness on County resources
Image showing Mecklenburg County's COVID-19 Community Level as MEDIUM

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

Low

Medium

High

*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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Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

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Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911.