Mecklenburg County’s total coronavirus cases reached 1,627, according to state health data Thursday morning, and local officials say at least 734 of those people have recovered.
County health officials said Thursday 49 people with COVID-19 have died locally.
The state’s tally adds 60 new cases from the previous day, the Department of Health and Human Services reported.
The number of new cases on Thursday is slightly higher than what the county has seen for the last seven days. In the last week, the county has seen average of 38 new cases each day.
However, health officials have said the day-to-day change in the number of cases will fluctuate, based on testing backlog, criteria for testing, and access to tests. Mecklenburg County’s health director has warned that the number of cases is a limited view, and that many people who have COVID-19 may not be tested.
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