COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 7:35 pm Monday, August 17, 2020

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Beaufort County had a total 519 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday, an increase of 39 over the weekend. There are currently 140 active cases in the county and seven people are hospitalized, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 370 of the 519 positive cases have recovered from the virus; nine people have died; seven of those last week.

Contact tracing of Beaufort County’s known, confirmed cases was not included in the Monday update.

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

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 5,396,782 Sunday to 5,421,806 Monday; these numbers include 1,833,067 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 21,766,459 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 170,281 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 347 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 144,952 Sunday to 145,516 Monday. There have been 2,348 deaths in the state attributed to the virus. The state currently has 980 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 116,969 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Monday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (323), Beaufort (519), Bladen (653), Brunswick (1,312), Carteret (381), Camden (78), Chowan (167), Columbus (973), Craven (785), Currituck (83); Dare (215), Duplin (2,025), Edgecombe (745), Gates (57), Greene (343), Halifax (755), Hertford (404), Hyde (58), Jones (114), Lenoir (646), Martin (285), New Hanover (2,710), Northampton (319), Onslow (1,208), Pamlico (74), Pasquotank (456), Pender (696), Perquimans (93), Pitt (2,308), Sampson (1,518), Tyrrell (103), Washington (144), Wayne (2,532) and Wilson (1,563). Durham (6,428), Mecklenburg (23,164) and Wake (12,754) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 5,698 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 4,941 negatives, 492 positives and 265 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.

“There were approximately 980 tests completed in Beaufort County last week,” the update says.

The update reminded county residents to “practice the Three W’s:” wear face coverings, wait six feet apart and wash your hands often.