In spite of a state-wide ‘Stay at Home Order‘ and a rising death toll from COVID-19, many North Carolinians continue to pack parks, play group sports, and largely ignore most social distancing guidelines.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department just released new demographic data on all reported COVID-19 cases in our county, showing that Millennials (born 1981-1996) make up the highest percentage.
Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH
(as of March 28, 2020)
|Selected Characteristics||Percent of Reported COVID-19 Cases|
|||Alaskan Native/American Indian||<1.0%|
|Outcomes||Released from Isolation||21.1%|
|||Deaths (Count: 1)||0.3%|
According to the county, the data only reflects “laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Many individuals infected by COVID-19 have not been tested because they are asymptomatic or do not meet current CDC recommendations for testing.”
Given that COVID-19 symptoms are often less severe for younger individuals, it’s likely that the true percentage of millennials with the virus in our county is much higher than what has been reported and documented.
For more information about COVID-19 cases in our region, you can visit the County’s website at MeckNC.gov, the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and our state’s website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.
What more do you think should be done to stop the spread of COVID-19?