An increase in COVID cases, boosted by a surge in almost all zip codes in Charlotte. This is the map.


After a steady decline for several months, coronavirus case rates have increased in almost every region of Mecklenburg County.

Health officials say the vaccine has successfully delayed hospitalization and death, but the rising positive rate of the COVID-19 test in Mecklenberg is causing a reversal of improvement, observers said. Previously reported..

Case rate data by zip code shows only the latest or active infections detected by the coronavirus test and shows where the cases are most concentrated in terms of population. Mecklenburg Public Health typically releases zip code level data weekly, the rate of which is based on a 14-day average.

According to county officials, the latest incidence for the entire county is 282.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, based on positive coronavirus tests from March 18 to March 31. The incidence in the first few weeks of March was 210.6. Nevertheless, the infection rate of Mecklenberg has improved significantly since the winter surge. Two months ago, the incidence was close to 800 per 100,000 inhabitants.

All postal codes, except the three Mecklenberg postal codes, increased rates in the second half of March compared to the beginning of the month. Exceptions are zip code 28277 (Ballantine’s and its surroundings near the South Carolina border), 28215 (including Shannon Park, Hickory Grove, and eastern Charlotte neighborhoods near Interstate 485), 28206 (Tryon Hills, Druid). Hills, and some streets). Between Uptown and NoDa).

Zip code 28202 (Uptown) has the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in the county’s latest data release, with 661.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The next highest were 28204 (Cherry and Elizabeth), 28203 (South End and part of Dilworth), 28214 (north and west of the airport, along the Catawba and Gaston County lines).

The lowest concentration of new cases in the county is in southern Charlotte (including around South Tryon Street and part of Park Road) and Matthews.

Zip codes 28204 and 28203, adjacent to Uptown, consistently show the highest case concentration in Mecklenburg, with the largest increase in the county in recent weeks.

Residents of ZIP codes 28214, 28209 (around Freedom Park and Woodlawn Road) and 28207 (along Providence Road, Queen’s University and its surroundings) also saw a significant increase in late March.

Vaccinations are on the rise, but after weeks of progress, Charlotte’s COVID trends are also on the rise.

COVID-19 case rate by zip code

This data is from Mecklenburg County Public Health and includes positive COVID-19 test results based on the individual’s home zip code from March 18th to March 31st.

Less than 200 per 100,000 residents

  • 28217: 183.4

  • 28210: 190.1

  • 28105: 198.3

200-300 per 100,000

  • 28211: 211.3

  • 28226: 228.9

  • 28270: 230.0

  • 28277: 239.4

  • 28212: 247.8

  • 28208: 252.1

  • 28215: 266.1

  • 28206: 271.3

  • 28134: 271.5

  • 28078: 272.9

  • 28205: 284.4

300-400 per 100,000

  • 28273: 305.4

  • 28269: 313.0

  • 28216: 314.4

  • 28227: 314.8

  • 28262: 317.9

  • 28036: 327.4

  • 28031: 331.9

  • 28278: 347.7

  • 28207: 365.4

  • 28213: 366.1

  • 28209: 380.2

More than 400 per 100,000

  • 28214: 408.0

  • 28203: 539.7

  • 28204: 600.3

  • 28202: 661.5

Gavin Off contributed to this report.

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