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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 72,992 Sunday to 74,775 Monday. There have been 1,432 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of nine overnight. The state currently has 982 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 45,538 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Beaufort County had a total of 109 confirmed cases as of Monday, an increase of five overnight. Eighty-nine of the 109 confirmed cases have recovered from COVID-19. Nineteen cases remain active; one person is currently hospitalized, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

On June 16, Beaufort County Health Department reported its first death in the county of a resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The person, who was the 56th confirmed case in the county, died June 24.

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

“Beaufort County has had a total of 109 cases, with 19 currently active and no hospitalizations,” the update reads.

Of Beaufort County’s total of 109 cases, contact tracing of these known, confirmed cases has concluded:

  • 73 cases have been attributed to direct contact with another known positive case;
  • two cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area;
  • 28 cases are attributed to community spread;
  • five cases are still under investigation.

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

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 2,874,396 Sunday to 2,911,888 Monday; these numbers include 906,763 people in the U.S. presumed recovered from COVID-19. The U.S. has the highest total number of cases worldwide; worldwide, there have been 11,520,461 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 130,101 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 231 overnight.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Sunday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (151), Beaufort (109), Bladen (399), Brunswick (662), Carteret (109), Camden (31), Chowan (29), Columbus (565), Craven (402), Currituck (20); Dare (73), Duplin (1,579), Edgecombe (347), Gates (27), Greene (190), Halifax (325), Hertford (171), Hyde (20), Jones (38), Lenoir (382), Martin (145), New Hanover (1,225), Northampton (203), Onslow (353), Pamlico (26), Pasquotank (221), Pender (303), Perquimans (37), Pitt (822), Sampson (1,112), Tyrrell (16), Washington (40), Wayne (1,913) and Wilson (786). Durham (4,107), Mecklenburg (13,111) and Wake (6,231) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 2,438 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Sunday, with 2,069 negatives, 101 positives and 268 pending. These are cumulative numbers and include tests performed at the health department and reporting private medical facilities through the county. Eight 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.

Beaufort County Health Department is hosting two community drive-thru COVID-19 testing events this week: Tuesday at Beaufort County Community College and Wednesday at Southside High School. The events will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., then from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. each day. ID is required. Those with insurance are asked to bring their insurance cards — insurance will pay for the test. Those without insurance will not be charged.