COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 10:36 pm Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 101,231 Monday to 102,950 Tuesday. There have been 1,694 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 17 overnight. The state currently has 1,179 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 78,707 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Beaufort County had a total of 218 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, an increase of 14 overnight. Five people are hospitalized, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.. Beaufort County’s numbers increased by 49 new cases last week, followed by 16 on Monday and 14 Tuesday, for a total of 79 new cases over the last week . There are currently 65 active COVID-19 cases in Beaufort County, 152 people have recovered from the virus, and one person died on June 24. That person was the 56th person in the county to test positive for the virus.

“Three of our most recent 14 cases were symptomatic at the time of their tests, and three were asymptomatic. One case has been attributed to community spread. Four were identified through contact tracing and have been attributed to having had contact with other known cases. All other cases are under investigation,” reads the Tuesday update.

Contact tracing of the 218 known, confirmed cases has concluded:

  • 124 cases have been attributed to direct contact with another known positive case;
  • two cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area;
  • 68 cases are attributed to community spread;
  • 24 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 3,804,907 Monday to 3,858,686 Tuesday; these numbers include 1,160,087 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 14,774,887 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 141,426 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (181), Beaufort (218), Bladen (493), Brunswick (977), Carteret (178), Camden (47), Chowan (65), Columbus (713), Craven (515), Currituck (52); Dare (150), Duplin (1,787), Edgecombe (463), Gates (33), Greene (260), Halifax (481), Hertford (205), Hyde (34), Jones (43), Lenoir (459), Martin (190), New Hanover (1,889), Northampton (268), Onslow (596), Pamlico (45), Pasquotank (271), Pender (501), Perquimans (48), Pitt (1,239), Sampson (1,328), Tyrrell (78), Washington (80), Wayne (2,130) and Wilson (1,174). Durham (5,169), Mecklenburg (17,800) and Wake (9,063) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 3,507 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 3,096 negatives, 209 positives and 202 pending. These are cumulative numbers and include tests performed at the health department and reporting private medical facilities through the county. Nine 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.

“There were approximately 580 tests completed by Beaufort County agencies last week,” the update reads.