COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 19,123 on Monday to 19,239 on Tuesday. There have been 693 deaths in the state attributed to the virus. The state currently has 585 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 11,637 people have recovered from the virus in North Carolina, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

In Beaufort County, there were 33 confirmed cases on Tuesday. Twenty-seven of the 33 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. Six cases are active.

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

The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose from 1,500,753 cases Monday to 1,520,029 Tuesday; these numbers include 283,178 people in the U.S. presumed recovered from COVID-19. The U.S. has the highest number of cases worldwide; worldwide, there have been 4,872,308 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 91,187 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 940 overnight.

North Carolina has confirmed cases in 99 counties.

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

  • 13 cases have been attributed to direct contact with a known patient from another known positive case;
  • two cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area;
  • 16 cases are attributed to community spread;
  • one case is still under investigation.

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

Eastern North Carolina counties with current cases include: Bertie (89), Beaufort (33), Bladen (73), Brunswick (58), Carteret (36), Camden (2), Chowan (15), Columbus (250), Craven (129), Currituck (11); Dare (22), Duplin (438), Edgecombe (171), Gates (14), Greene (51), Halifax (113), Hertford (53), Hyde (1), Jones (23), Lenoir (158), Martin (36), New Hanover (140), Northampton (130), Onslow (75), Pamlico (9), Pasquotank (88), Pender (49), Perquimans (23), Pitt (213), Sampson (259), Tyrrell (4), Washington (26), Wayne (867) and Wilson (249). Durham (1,040), Mecklenburg (2,652) and Wake (1,253) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 647 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 611 negatives, 30 positives and six 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 counties 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.