COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 1:11 am Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Beaufort County has had a total of 595 people test positive for COVID-19 since March 24; 20 of those were added on Monday and another seven Tuesday. There are currently 151 active cases in the county and no one is currently hospitalized, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 435 of the 595 positive cases have recovered from the virus; nine people have died; seven of those in the space of six days, two weeks ago.

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

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 5,730,294 Monday to 5,769,024 Tuesday; these numbers include 2,020,774 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 23,741,562 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 178,129 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,064 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 156,396 Monday to 157,738 Tuesday. There have been 2,569 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 34 overnight. The state currently has 1,000 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 136,630 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (367), Beaufort (595), Bladen (680), Brunswick (1,361), Carteret (445), Camden (89), Chowan (187), Columbus (1,054), Craven (879), Currituck (90); Dare (233), Duplin (2,060), Edgecombe (857), Gates (74), Greene (375), Halifax (830), Hertford (481), Hyde (80), Jones (126), Lenoir (735), Martin (316), New Hanover (2,865), Northampton (332), Onslow (1,391), Pamlico (91), Pasquotank (512), Pender (738), Perquimans (111), Pitt (2,855), Sampson (1,566), Tyrrell (103), Washington (168), Wayne (2,712) and Wilson (1,679). Durham (6,650), Mecklenburg (24,408) and Wake (14,004) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 6,625 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 5,877 negatives, 568 positives and 180 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 1,824 tests completed by reporting agencies in Beaufort County last week; 105 of the tests were found to be positive, a 5.8% positivity rate, according to the Tuesday update.

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