COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 45,904 Tuesday to 46,934 Wednesday. There have been 1,181 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 12 deaths overnight. The state currently has 846 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 29,219 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Beaufort County had a total of 55 confirmed cases as of Wednesday. Forty-four of the 55 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. Eleven cases remain active.

Eighteen of Beaufort County’s positive cases were asymptomatic, meaning they experienced no symptoms, according to the Wednesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

Of Beaufort County’s total of 55 cases, contact tracing of these known, confirmed cases has concluded:

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

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

The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose from 2,134,973 Tuesday to Wednesday; these numbers include ??? people in the U.S. presumed recovered from COVID-19. The U.S. has the highest number of cases worldwide; worldwide, there have been 8,134,360 confirmed cases. Nationwide, ??? deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of ?? overnight.

Eastern North Carolina counties with current cases as of Wednesday include: Bertie (135), Beaufort (55), Bladen (214), Brunswick (268), Carteret (48), Camden (7), Chowan (19), Columbus (442), Craven (280), Currituck (16); Dare (27), Duplin (1,231), Edgecombe (256), Gates (25), Greene (128), Halifax (241), Hertford (152), Hyde (3), Jones (28), Lenoir (305), Martin (101), New Hanover (421), Northampton (171), Onslow (178), Pamlico (15), Pasquotank (147), Pender (145), Perquimans (30), Pitt (502), Sampson (791), Tyrrell (5), Washington (35), Wayne (1,540) and Wilson (540). Durham (2,841), Mecklenburg (7,563) and Wake (3,249) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 1,587 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Wednesday, with 1,409 negatives, 51 positives and 127 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 six feet apart and wash your hands often.