Testing Click here for testing dashboard (below) While we continue to expand testing for Cabarrus County residents, testing capacity is still limited and more testing is needed to gain an accurate, real-time picture of the spread of the virus.
Hospitalizations over 14 days CHA is tracking two different sets of data for hospitalizations: the number of Cabarrus County residents hospitalized due to COVID-19 (see Cases dashboard below) and the number of people (including non-county residents) hospitalized in Cabarrus County due to COVID-19 (see Hospitalized in Cabarrus County dashboard below). This number is rising and will impact residents’ ability to access hospital services.
Workforce to conduct contact tracing CHA continues to hire and train contact tracers, but the recent increase in COVID-19 cases is making it difficult for us to adequately conduct contact tracing.
Availability of Personal Protective Equipment N-95 masks are the highest level and preferred PPE needed for first responders and medical staff. This PPE continues to be in high demand and limited supply nationwide.