2 years and over 1,500 deaths later: A look at COVID’s toll on Mecklenburg County

By Hannah Smoot, The Charlotte Observer


On Saturday, Mecklenburg hit the two-year anniversary of the first COVID case reported in a county resident.

Just weeks after that first case, Mecklenburg County announced the first county resident died from the coronavirus on March 29, 2020.

Mecklenburg’s first COVID death was in a 60-year-old resident with “significant underlying health conditions,” then-county health director Gibbie Harris said at the time.

Since then, more than 1,560 Mecklenburg residents have died due to COVID. And more than 275,000 people have been infected with the virus in the county.


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