MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in Mecklenburg County, according to data that was released by the city Tuesday afternoon.
According to health officials, about 3 in 4 reported cases were adults ages 20 to 59 years old with more than a third of reported cases being Hispanic.
"The high number of reported cases among young Hispanics over the last several weeks remains a significant concern," the city said.
Another concern for health officials is the city's percent positives. According to the city over the past week, an average of 9.7% of individuals who were tested were positive for COVID-19.
This represents an increase over the last 14-days. These data only include tests conducted by Atrium Health and Novant Health, health officials noted.
Data is showing that there has also been a decrease in social distancing in Mecklenburg County over the last 14-days. Despite this downward trend, social distancing remains higher than before the Stay at Home Order became effective on March 26.
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