Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Tyrrell

Published 12:52 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Four new cases of the COronaVIrus Disease named COVID-19 were reported in Tyrrell County last week, the Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department announced Sunday night.

MTW stated that 675 individuals in Tyrrell have been tested for the virus, 109 tested positive, 103 have recovered, and there have been two deaths from the disease since the outbreak last March.

The health department also reported that 16.8% of Tyrrell’s population has been tested compared with 21.4% statewide, 19.4% in Martin County, and 20.9% in Washington County.

Martin County is reporting 359 positive tests, 306 recovered, and seven deaths.

Washington County reports 181 positive tests, 161 recovered, and six deaths.

Across North Carolina there have been 166,127 total cases, 136,630 recovered, and 2,692 deaths.

In the U.S. there have been 6,173,236 cases, 3,425,723 recovered, and 187,224 deaths.

A global count reports 25.4 million cases, 17.7 million recovered, and 850,149 deaths as of last week.

A six-color map of North Carolina’s 100 counties, furnished by MTW, shows that the greatest numbers of cases have been in Mecklenburg and Wake counties, with over 21,000 in each. They are the two most populous counties in the state.

Forsyth, Guilford and Orange counties have reported more than 12,000 cases each.

All the northeastern counties as far south as Carteret have reported fewer than 700 cases each.