COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 3:16 pm Monday, June 1, 2020

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 28,053 on Sunday to 29,399 Monday. There have been 944 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of nine deaths overnight. The state currently has 650 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 14,954 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 37 confirmed cases as of Monday. Thirty-six of the 37 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. One case remain active.

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

The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose from 1,779,853  on Sunday to 1,808,291 Monday; these numbers include 444,758 people in the U.S. presumed recovered from COVID-19. The U.S. has the highest number of cases worldwide; worldwide, there have been 6,229,408 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 104,702 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 587 overnight.

North Carolina has had confirmed cases in 100 counties.

Of Beaufort County’s total of 37 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;
  • 18 cases are attributed to community spread.
  • one case is under investigation.

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

Eastern North Carolina counties with current cases include: Bertie (122), Beaufort (37), Bladen (105), Brunswick (95), Carteret (37), Camden (3), Chowan (17), Columbus (336), Craven (209), Currituck (14); Dare (22), Duplin (846), Edgecombe (201), Gates (24), Greene (79), Halifax (182), Hertford (128), Hyde (1), Jones (28), Lenoir (217), Martin (73), New Hanover (197), Northampton (156), Onslow (110), Pamlico (10), Pasquotank (105), Pender (83), Perquimans (24), Pitt (313), Sampson (499), Tyrrell (4), Washington (30), Wayne (1,161) and Wilson (359). Durham (1,660), Mecklenburg (4,412) and Wake (1,773) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 999 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 901 negatives, 33 positives and 65 pending. These are cumulative numbers and include tests performed at the health department and reporting private medical facilities through the county. Four of Beaufort County’s cases 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.