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Less than 1% of COVID-19 infections in Mecklenburg County are fully vaccinated people

Between March 22 and July 27, Mecklenburg County confirmed 376 cases of COVID-19 among people who are fully vaccinated. That's less than 1% of all infections.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New data from Mecklenburg County said that less than 1% of confirmed COVID-19 cases since late March were among fully vaccinated people. 

Between March 22 and July 27, Mecklenburg County confirmed 376 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated individuals. During the past week, Mecklenburg County has reported an average of 288 lab-confirmed cases each day. That's up from the 14-day average of 231 cases per day. 

The number of single-day cases has steadily increased since early July, with 436 new infections being confirmed on July 28. 

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Mecklenburg County officials said 27 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 this week, which is also an increase over the last 14 days. An average of 11% of tests over the last week came back positive. 

Mecklenburg County COVID-19 cases per capita

The most new cases per capita in Mecklenburg County came from the 28216, 28202, 28206, 28204 and 28278 zip codes. 

Here is how new cases, reported between July 15 and 28 and adjusted per 100,000 residents, breakouts:

  • 28204, which includes uptown Charlotte, has 406 cases.
  • 28270, which includes Providence, has 278 cases.
  • 28269, which includes Davis Lake and Prosperity Village, has 370 cases.
  • 28031, which includes Cornelius and Lake Norman, has 248 cases.
  • 28036, which includes Davidson, has 144 cases.
  • 28078, which includes Huntersville and Lake Norman, has 309 cases.
  • 28216. which includes Beatties Ford Road and Mountain Island, has 481 cases.
  • 28262, which includes Mallard Creek and University City, has 357 cases.
  • 28214, which includes Mount Holly and the U.S. National Whitewater Center has 351 cases.
  • 28208, which includes Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Bill Graham Parkway and Wilkinson Boulevard, has 345 cases.
  • 28202, which includes South Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte, has 538 cases.
  • 28203, which includes South End and Dilworth, has 318 cases.
  • 28207, which includes Eastover and The Duke Mansion, has 178 cases.
  • 28213, which includes Hidden Valley and Newell, has 349 cases.
  • 28215, which includes Hickory Grove and Reedy Creek Park, has 324 cases.
  • 28205, which includes NoDa, Plaza Midwood and Commonwealth Park, has 253 cases.
  • 28212, which includes North Sharon Amity and Idlewild, has 250 cases.
  • 28227, which includes Hickory Ridge and Mint Hill, has 254 cases. 
  • 28211, which includes Cotswold and Sharon Road, has 179 cases.
  • 28105, which includes Matthews, has 225 cases.
  • 28277, which includes Piper Glen and Ballantyne, has 219 cases.
  • 28278, which includes Steele Creek, has 392 cases.
  • 28273, which includes Carowinds and Westinghouse Boulevard, has 351 cases.
  • 28134, which includes Pineville, has 200 cases.
  • 28210, which includes Quail Hollow, has 221 cases.
  • 28226, which includes Montibello, has 222 cases.
  • 28209, which includes Sedgefield and Myers Park, has 233 cases. 
  • 28217, which includes Yorkmount and Renaissance Park, has 315 cases.

This report comes one day after Gov. Roy Cooper announced state employees will be required to be vaccinated or be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. Cooper recommended everyone wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, as the delta variant spreads rapidly across North Carolina. Cooper also made it clear that everyone should be vaccinated as soon as possible to slow the spread of the virus. 

"Unvaccinated people are driving this resurgence and getting themselves and other people sick," Cooper said.

North Carolina health officials reported nearly 3,200 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. This was the second-most cases reported in a single day since late February. Health experts say the majority of these cases are the delta variant, which has a higher viral load and a shorter incubation period compared to the regular strain of the virus. Nearly 1,200 people are hospitalized statewide due to COVID-19 with another big increase Friday.

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As of July 28, 52% of Mecklenburg County's population has taken at least one dose of the vaccine, while just under half (48%) are fully vaccinated. 

On Friday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education voted 8-1 in favor of requiring masks for K-12 students this year. CMS is just the second district in the Charlotte area to require masks, joining Anson County

RELATED: CDC document warns delta variant appears to be as contagious as chickenpox

WCNC Charlotte's Chloe Leshner will have the latest on Mecklenburg County's vaccination status and COVID-19 metrics. Her full report will air during WCNC Charlotte News at 6.

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