Data for October 6, 2021 – Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 152,346 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,205 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.

Data as of October 6 are presented in more detail below. MCPH provides these routine updates about reported cases of COVID-19 to help our community better understand how this pandemic is developing in our county. These results only reflect laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Many individuals infected by COVID-19 have not been tested because they are asymptomatic. As such, these results are very fluid and only represent a fraction of the true burden of COVID-19 in our community.

Daily case counts provided by MCPH may differ from state and federal counts due to delays in reporting to the various entities. MCPH updates case counts after an initial case review and, where possible, a patient interview is conducted, which includes confirming county residency. Cases reported after 5 p.m. are counted in the following day’s case count.

Highlights about the 151,931 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of October 6 include:

  • During the past week, an average of 288 laboratory confirmed infections per day were reported compared to the 14-day average of 320 confirmed infections. This represents a decrease over the last 14 days. These data are based on Mecklenburg resident cases reported to MCPH.
  • During the past week, an average of 288 individuals with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized at acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County. This represents a decrease trend over the last 14 days. These data are based on daily census counts from acute care facilities in Mecklenburg County reporting to MCPH.
  • During the past week, an average of 8.8 percent of individuals who were tested in Mecklenburg County were positive for COVID-19. This represents a slight decrease trend over the last 14 days. These data only include ELRs for molecular (PCR) tests submitted to NC DHHS for laboratories electronically submitting negative and positive COVID-19 results. 
  • One thousand-two hundred-two deaths due to COVID-19 occurred among reported cases.
    • Eighty percent of the deaths were among older adults (≥ 60 years), 36 deaths occurred in adults ages 20 to 39 and 198 deaths were adults ages 40 to 59.
    • All deaths, except thirty-six, occurred among adults with underlying chronic illnesses.
    • Almost half were non-Hispanic Whites. The disparity in COVID-19 deaths among non-Hispanic Whites is related to differences in race/ethnicity of residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities actively experiencing an outbreak.
    • Nearly 30 percent of deaths were connected to active outbreaks at long-term care (LTC) facilities.
    • Among deaths not connected to outbreaks at long-term care facilities, nearly 2 in 3 were non-White, with 42 percent being non-Hispanic Black. As previously noted, these disparities are largely driven by higher rates of underlying chronic conditions that increase risk of severe complications due to COVID-19 infection among these communities.
  • Between March 22, 2021 and October 7, 2021, MPCH received and confirmed reports of 549 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated residents (<1% of fully vaccinated residents). This does not represent all breakthrough cases, as these are based on self-report during case investigations following COVID-19 diagnosis. Vaccination status is confirmed using the NC COVID-19 Vaccination Management System (CVMS).

More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County 
as of October 6, 2021:

Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*

 (Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 136,839
Total Antigen Positive Cases – 15,092) 

Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1
(as of  October 6, 2021)

COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Residents
based on cases reported to MCPH by Date

COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rates (7-Day Average)

Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH 

Cumulative and 14-Day Counts

Selected Characteristics

Total Covid Deaths 


Total = 1,202

COVID Deaths Past 14-Days

(September 23 – October 6, 2021)


Total= 52

All Cases % of Total Deaths % of Deaths Past 14 days
Age ​ ​ ​<20<1.0%
≥ 6080.4%59.6%
Race/Ethnicity2 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​  White*45.2%42.3%
Alaskan Native/American Indian*<1.0%

2 These data are updated based on follow-up interviews and investigations.


Daily COVID-19 Testing3 (as of October 6, 2021)

Daily Hospital Census of Patients with Laboratory Confirmed COVID-194 

(as of October 6, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Data, Mecklenburg County: 

December 14, 2020 – October 7, 2021*
(based on data submitted to NC DHHS by NC Providers and Federal Pharmacy Programs)

Demographics of Mecklenburg Residents With At Least One Vaccine Dose
(based on all Vaccination Programs administering doses to Mecklenburg Residents)

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH in the Past 14 Days 

(September 23 – October 6, 2021)

Profile of Newly Reported Cases in the Past 2 Weeks 

(September 23 – October 6, 2021)

COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence
Past 14 Days (September 23 – October 6, 2021)

COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient’s Residence
Past 14 Days (September 23 – October 6, 2021)

Total COVID-19 Case Rate

per 100,000 (as of 10/6/2021)

14-Day Case Rate

per 100,000 (as of 10/6/2021)

Change Over Past

14-Day Period

13,683.1 404.0 Decrease

Congregate Living Settings with Active COVID-19 Outbreaks 

(as of October 5, 2021) 

Total Active Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings:  26
Total Active Clusters in Child Care and School Settings: 21

Facility Name Staff Residents Total
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Academy for Early Learning, Northside Baptist
333 Jeremiah Blvd,
Charlotte NC 28262
Ardrey Kell High School
10220 Ardrey Kell Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Asbury Health and Rehabilitation Center
3211 Bishops Way Ln
Charlotte, NC 28215
Autumn Care of Cornelius
19530 Mt. Zion Parkway
Cornelius, NC 28031
Bain Elementary School
11524 Bain School Rd
Charlotte, NC 28227
Bradford Preparatory School
2502 Salome Church Road
Charlotte NC 28262
Bright Future Learning Center
2815 Greenland Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Brighton Gardens of Charlotte
6000 Park S Dr
Charlotte, NC 28210
Brookdale Carriage Club Providence
5800 Old Providence Road
Charlotte NC 28226
Carrington Place
600 Fullwood Ln
Matthews, NC 28105
Charlotte Square
5820 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Charlotte Child Development Center
3200 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
Clear Creek Elementary
13501 Albemarle Rd
Charlotte, NC 28227
Clear Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
10506 Clear Creek Commerce Dr
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Early Beginnings
11330 Rozzelles Ferry Rd
Charlotte NC 28214
Hawk Ridge Elementary
9201 Bryant Farms Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
Huntersville Oaks
12019 Verhoeff Dr
Huntersville, NC 28078
Independence Senior High School
1967 Patriot Drive
Charlotte NC 28227
6601 E. WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte NC 28214
Lollipop Child Development Center
10710 John Price Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Mallard Creek High School
3825 Johnston Oehler Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
Mecklenburg County Jail
801 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Mecklenburg Health & Rehabilitation
2415 Sandy Porter Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Movement Charter School
2701 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
N Tryon Street, Charlotte
1210 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28206
Novant Health Presbyterian Child Development Center
1901 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Olde Knox Commons
13825 Hunton Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078
Parker Terrace
3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
Peak Resources
3223 Central Avenue
Charlotte NC 28205
Pelican Health at Charlotte
2616 E 5th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
1430 Alleghany Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
Royal Park Rehab and Health Care
2700 Royal Commons Ln
Matthews NC 28105
Saint Ann Catholic School
600 Hillside Ave
Charlotte, NC 28209
Sardis Oaks Nursing Home
5151 Sardis Rd
Charlotte NC 28270
Saturn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1930 W Sugar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28262
Sharon Towers Health Care Center
5100 Sharon Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
South Academy of International Languages
8300 Nations Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Southminster Health Center
8919 Park Rd
Charlotte NC 28210
Sunrise on Providence
5114 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
The Little Flower Assisted Living
8700 Lawyers Rd
Charlotte, NC 28227
The Social at Cotswold
3610 Randolph Rd
 Charlotte, NC 28211
University Place Nursing and Rehab
9200 Glenwater Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waltonwood Providence
11945 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
West Charlotte High School I
2219 Senior Dr
Charlotte, NC 28216
West Charlotte High School II*Sports Team*
2219 Senior Dr
Charlotte, NC 28216
White Oak Manor of Charlotte
4009 Craig Ave
Charlotte NC 28211
Whitewater Academy Elementary
11600 White Rapids Rd
Charlotte, NC 28214

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like MCPH, CDC and NCDHHS. The best resource for information about COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County is the County’s website, Individuals can also call the County’s COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.

For more information, please visit the County’s website,, the CDC’s website at and NCDHHS’ website at, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.