Mecklenburg County Commissioner Chairman George Dunlap confirmed that the county has started suspending employees who have failed to comply with the county rule regarding COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
Hospitals said patients are getting sick faster and staying sick longer, extending inpatient and ICU stays across the state. The result: more hospitals are reporting critical shortages of staff to serve people in need of medical care.
Since the last few weeks of August, the 11 to 20 age group has recorded the highest number of COVID cases out of any other group. The 0-11 age group comes in right behind them. The third week in June, the 11-20 age group accounted for about 180 cases. This past week, that number has skyrocketed to more than 7,700.