COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 5:47 pm Thursday, August 27, 2020

Beaufort County has had a total of 631 people test positive for COVID-19 since March 24; 20 of those were added Monday, seven Tuesday, 15 Wednesday and 21 Thursday. There are currently 163 active cases in the county and one person is currently hospitalized, according to the Thursday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 459 of the 631 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 5,810,192 Wednesday to 5,854,342 Thursday; these numbers include 2,084,465 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 24,284,974 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 180,380 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,070 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 158,985 Wednesday to 161,075 Thursday. There have been 2,630 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 24 overnight. The state currently has 958 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 Thursday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (385), Beaufort (631), Bladen (689), Brunswick (1,372), Carteret (460), Camden (92), Chowan (199), Columbus (1,067), Craven (884), Currituck (94); Dare (239), Duplin (2,065), Edgecombe (891), Gates (76), Greene (384), Halifax (841), Hertford (491), Hyde (89), Jones (128), Lenoir (752), Martin (323), New Hanover (2,903), Northampton (335), Onslow (1,421), Pamlico (96), Pasquotank (523), Pender (752), Perquimans (120), Pitt (3,088), Sampson (1,587), Tyrrell (105), Washington (170), Wayne (2,751) and Wilson (1,694). Durham (6,753), Mecklenburg (24,744) and Wake (14,387) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 7,215 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Thursday, with 6,338 negatives, 604 positives and 273 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 Thursday update.

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