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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended

The current CDC-recommended COVID-19 vaccines, which have been updated to target the variants that are making people sick now, are now available in Mecklenburg County.  Residents with health insurance can get the vaccines for little to no cost at their local pharmacies. Residents without insurance or whose insurance does not cover the vaccines can get the vaccines at no cost through the CDC’s Bridge Access Program at participating pharmacies and MCPH clinics.

COVID-19 Data as of November 22, 2023

Emergency Department Visits due to COVID-Like Illness in Mecklenburg County

During November 3 - 16, 2023, there were 564 emergency department (ED) visits for COVID-19-like illness (CLI) in Mecklenburg County.

Of those ED visits, 11% resulted in hospital admission.


As of November 22, 2023, the COVID-19 hospital admission level in Mecklenburg County is LOW. Take the following safety precautions*:

* People may choose to wear a mask at any time. People with COVID-19 symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask around others.

Surveillance of Variants in North Carolina

During November 5 - 18, 2023, the following strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were present in North Carolina:


  • Omicron E-like variants made up 44% of samples.
  • Omicron XBB-like variants made up 35% of samples.
  • Omicron B-like variants made up 4% of samples.
  • All other variants made up 17% of samples.

Wastewater Monitoring in Mecklenburg County

Percentage of COVID-19 Positive Wastewater Samples

0 - 20%21 - 40%41 - 60%61 - 80%81 - 100%


As of November 22, 2023, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found in Mecklenburg County wastewater in the following amounts:

  • 20-40% of the wastewater samples tested at 1 monitoring site
  • 40-60% of the wastewater samples tested at 2 monitoring sites
  • 60-80% of the wastewater samples tested at 1 monitoring site

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We're here to answer your questions.

Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911.