COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 12:41 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 23,365 on Sunday to 24,057 Monday. There have been 790 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of six deaths overnight. The state currently has 627 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 11,637 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

Beaufort County has had a total of 35 confirmed cases as of Monday. Thirty-one of the 35 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. Four cases remain active.

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

The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose from 1,639,872 cases on Sunday to 1,657,441 Monday; these numbers include 366,736 people in the U.S. presumed recovered from COVID-19. The U.S. has the highest number of cases worldwide; worldwide, there have been 5,467,945 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 98,034 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 435 overnight.

North Carolina has had confirmed cases in 100 counties.

Of Beaufort County’s total of 35 cases, contact tracing of these known, confirmed cases has concluded:

  • 16 cases have been attributed to direct contact with another known positive case;
  • two cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area;
  • 17 cases are attributed to community spread.

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

Eastern North Carolina counties with current cases include: Bertie (115), Beaufort (35), Bladen (94), Brunswick (74), Carteret (36), Camden (3), Chowan (15), Columbus (296), Craven (192), Currituck (11); Dare (22), Duplin (659), Edgecombe (190), Gates (23), Greene (65), Halifax (150), Hertford (69), Hyde (1), Jones (28), Lenoir (193), Martin (54), New Hanover (156), Northampton (140), Onslow (98), Pamlico (10), Pasquotank (96), Pender (72), Perquimans (23), Pitt (264), Sampson (408), Tyrrell (4), Washington (26), Wayne (1,031) and Wilson (319). Durham (1,312), Mecklenburg (3,380) and Wake (1,471) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 775 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 700 negatives, 32 positives and 43 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.