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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Beaufort County has had a total of 730 people test positive for COVID-19 since March 24; seven of whom were confirmed Friday. There are currently 162 active cases in the county and 12 people are hospitalized, according to the Friday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 559 of the 730 positive cases have recovered from the virus; 10 people have died — seven of those in the space of six days in mid-August — and a tenth person died Tuesday, according to Beaufort County Health Department Director Jim Madson.

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

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 6,135,796 Thursday to 6,183,405 Friday; these numbers include 2,266,957 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 26,427,137 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 187,347 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 955 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 172,201 Thursday to 174,253 Friday. There have been 2,839 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 36 overnight. The state currently has 955 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 Friday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (463), Beaufort (730), Bladen (748), Brunswick (1,420), Carteret (534), Camden (102), Chowan (237), Columbus (1,163), Craven (1,027), Currituck (116); Dare (245), Duplin (2,089), Edgecombe (1,046), Gates (96), Greene (442), Halifax (885), Hertford (578), Hyde (106), Jones (140), Lenoir (832), Martin (368), New Hanover (3,281), Northampton (346), Onslow (1,576), Pamlico (175), Pasquotank (587), Pender (793), Perquimans (145), Pitt (3,857), Sampson (1,654), Tyrrell (108), Washington (184), Wayne (2,883) and Wilson (1,800). Durham (7,170), Mecklenburg (26,021) and Wake (15,555) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 12,259 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Friday, with 11,258 negatives, 721 positives and 280 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.