COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 3:12 pm Monday, May 11, 2020

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 14,920 Sunday to 15,199 Monday. There have been 568 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 15 overnight. The state currently has 6,084 cases, with 464 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations; 9,115 people have recovered from the virus in North Carolina, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

In Beaufort County, there were 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Twenty-two of the 25 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. Three cases remain active.

Seven of Beaufort County’s positive cases were asymptomatic, meaning they experienced no symptoms.

The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose from 1,326,135 Sunday to 1,340,643 Monday; these numbers include the 216,169 people in the U.S. known to have recovered from COVID-19. The U.S. has the highest number of cases worldwide; worldwide, there have been 4,183,871 positive cases. Nationwide, 79,935 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 568 overnight.

North Carolina has confirmed cases in 99 counties.

Of Beaufort County’s total of 25 cases, contact tracing of these known, confirmed cases has concluded:

  • seven cases have been attributed to direct contact with a known patient from another county;
  • two cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area;
  • 13 cases are attributed to community spread;
  • three cases are still under investigation.

All active cases are self-isolating, the update reads.

Eastern North Carolina counties with current cases include: Bertie (61), Beaufort (25), Bladen (54), Brunswick (50), Carteret (32), Camden (2), Chowan (11), Columbus (206), Craven (55), Currituck (9); Dare (21), Duplin (258), Edgecombe (155), Gates (11), Greene (36), Halifax (94), Hertford (51), Hyde (1), Jones (20), Lenoir (122), Martin (31), New Hanover (113), Northampton (123), Onslow (54), Pamlico (8), Pasquotank (82), Pender (39), Perquimans (17), Pitt (169), Sampson (157), Tyrrell (4), Washington (25), Wayne (752) and Wilson (214). Durham (886), Mecklenburg (2,134) and Wake (1,058) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 480 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 440 negatives, 22 positives and 18 pending. These are cumulative numbers and include tests performed at the health department and reporting private medical facilities through the county. Three of Beaufort County’s number were tested in other county’s but are Beaufort County residents.

The update reminded county residents to “practice the Three W’s:” wear face coverings, wait 6 feet apart and wash your hands often.