NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard
NC DHHS has created several tools to share information and data about the state of COVID-19 in North Carolina. The tools provided below offer insight into state, county and local vaccination rates, COVID-19 trends and impacts on vulnerable populations. All data included on this page is sourced from the NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard. NC DHHS collects data from several sources and partners to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina, including the NC COVID-19 Surveillance System, the CDC, the US Census Bureau and the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Management System. More information and data can be found on the NC DHHS website.
NC DHHS Vaccines by Census Tract: Interactive Map
NC DHHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard: Testing, Tracing & Trends
NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard
CDC COVID-19 Community Levels
In Spring 2022, the CDC revised how communities are measuring the spread of COVID-19. The new benchmark, referred to as the COVID-19 Community Level, aims to account for our ever-increasing understanding of COVID-19 and the increase in vaccination rates across the country. The Community Level approach acknowledges that the risk of medically significant disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced for most people due to high vaccination rates, and it focuses on protecting those at highest risk of severe outcomes, reducing medically significant illness and minimizing strain on the healthcare system.
CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge. Using these data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high.
As of June 27, 2022, three counties in the Centralina region were in the "Medium" Community Level category: Anson, Gaston, and Mecklenburg Counties. The remaining six counties fell into the "Low" category. To view an up-to-date map of Community Levels across North Carolina and the U.S., visit the CDC's interactive COVID-19 Data Tracker.