CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County health officials announced Friday that two attendees of the Republican National Convention Meeting that took place in Charlotte along with two members of the support staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The four positive cases were identified after the county conducted around 792 COVID-19 tests among the individuals who attended or helped with the scaled-down RNC.
These individuals were immediately issued isolation instructions and any known close contacts were notified and issued quarantine instructions by Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH), according to officials.
Additionally, since early August, at least 62 cases of COVID-19 among Mecklenburg County residents were connected to higher educational institutions outside of Mecklenburg County, health officials say. MCPH conducted initial case interviews with these residents and transferred the cases to local health departments where the resident is currently residing for additional follow-up as per routine protocol. These cases are not included in the Mecklenburg County data.
As of August 27th, there were 24,952 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 290 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.
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