According to this morning’s press release from the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, there are currently 80 known cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in our county.
The department also provided detail information about the location and demographics of all 80 cases in our county, showing at least half of cases were between 20-39 and almost every zip code in the county currently have a case.
“I want to continue to encourage our community to follow the Public Health Orders that have been issued to help stop the spread of this disease in our community,” said Gibbie Harris, Mecklenburg County Public Health Director. “As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide more data and make decisions to protect the health of our residents.”
Here is the demographic breakdown of all current COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County:
|Selected Characteristics||Percent of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases|
|||Alaskan Native/American Indian||1.2%|
Here is the breakdown of where all of the cases are located by zip code:
According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, there are now 297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across our state (as of 8:35a.m., March 23, 2020), with 12 cases in Union County, 4 cases in Gaston County, 6 cases in Iredell County, and 6 cases in Cabarrus County:
According to the CDC, patients with confirmed CoVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of CoVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.
Some of the best ways to stay healthy include;
- Wash your hands often with antiviral soap, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are are coughing or sneezing.
- Using NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine)
- Using probiotics (especially those containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)
- Immunity boosting vitamins, including; zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3
If you have any questions about CoVID-19 you can call 866-462-3821 or submit questions online at ncpoisoncontrol.org.