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Mecklenburg County COVID-19 community level back to low

The county said the level is based on hospital admissions, beds in use and new COVID-19 cases.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — COVID-19 trends in Mecklenburg County appear to be heading downward.

The latest data from Friday shows the county shifted back into the CDC’s low COVID-19 community level. 

The county said the level is based on hospital admissions, beds in use and new COVID-19 cases.  

Still, officials recommend those at risk of serious illness should consider masks indoors. 

According to the CDC, those variants made up about 52% of all new COVID-19 cases in the country last week. The latest data out of North Carolina shows BA.4 makes up 14% of the tests sequenced while BA.5 makes up 25%.

North Carolina was seeing a steady rise in several coronavirus metrics through April and May, with infectious disease experts characterizing the trends as a "mini-wave."

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