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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Beaufort County has had a total of 698 people test positive for COVID-19 since March 24; 130 of which were confirmed over the past week . There are currently 172 active cases in the county and nine people are hospitalized, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 517 of the 698 positive cases have recovered from the virus; nine people have died; seven of those in the space of six days in mid-August.

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

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 6,020,186 Monday to 6,068,139 Tuesday; these numbers include 2,184,825 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 25,583,294 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 184,450 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,095 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 167,309 Monday to 169,424 Tuesday. There have been 2,741 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 39 overnight. The state currently has 946 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 145,884 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 (441), Beaufort (698), Bladen (724), Brunswick (1,401), Carteret (509), Camden (97), Chowan (223), Columbus (1,124), Craven (995), Currituck (109); Dare (242), Duplin (2,085), Edgecombe (958), Gates (87), Greene (420), Halifax (874), Hertford (556), Hyde (96), Jones (134), Lenoir (805), Martin (350), New Hanover (3,122), Northampton (340), Onslow (1,501), Pamlico (168), Pasquotank (564), Pender (772), Perquimans (141), Pitt (3,617), Sampson (1,623), Tyrrell (107), Washington (180), Wayne (2,830) and Wilson (1,752). Durham (6,967), Mecklenburg (25,558) and Wake (15,203) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 11,965 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 10,974 negatives, 689 positives and 302 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.