MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Mecklenburg County health officials say that there are now more than 200 cases in the area.
The latest numbers come as the total for North Carolina hit more than 600 positive cases Thursday. New cases have been reported every day since March 12, when the first two presumptive positive cases were reported.
On Wednesday, North Carolina reported its first COVID-19 associated deaths.
Today there are 204 total cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County.
Changing habits is hard but necessary.
✔️Wash your hands properly
✔️Don't touch your face
✔️Avoid contact with others
A message from Public Health Director Gibbie Harris: pic.twitter.com/dSn3YGWXWh
— Mecklenburg County (@MeckCounty) March 26, 2020
A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24 from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their late seventies and had several underlying medical conditions.
A second person in their sixties, from Virginia who was traveling through North Carolina, also died from COVID-19 complications. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about these patients will be released.
A ‘Stay-at-Home’ order for Mecklenburg County went into effect Thursday, March 26 at 8 a.m. and will remain in effect for the next 21 days.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which last updated its numbers on Thursday, March 26 there are more than 68,400 coronavirus cases in the United States and 994 deaths.
Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)