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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Beaufort County has had a total of 770 people test positive for COVID-19 since March 24; 14 of whom were confirmed Tuesday. There are currently 159 active cases in the county and 11 people are hospitalized, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 601 of the 770 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 last week, 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 6,297,021 Monday to 6,318,978 Tuesday; these numbers include 2,333,583 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 27,424,421 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 189,456 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 342 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 177,919 Monday to 178,635 Tuesday. There have been 2,909 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 12 overnight. The state currently has 827 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 (495), Beaufort (770), Bladen (771), Brunswick (1,438), Carteret (555), Camden (102), Chowan (254), Columbus (1,191), Craven (1,078), Currituck (122); Dare (254), Duplin (2,099), Edgecombe (1,081), Gates (101), Greene (458), Halifax (910), Hertford (597), Hyde (111), Jones (142), Lenoir (857), Martin (379), New Hanover (3,461), Northampton (357), Onslow (1,642), Pamlico (211), Pasquotank (602), Pender (802), Perquimans (151), Pitt (4,077), Sampson (1,679), Tyrrell (108), Washington (190), Wayne (2,931) and Wilson (1,862). Durham (7,367), Mecklenburg (26,363) and Wake (15,887) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 12,335 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 11,410 negatives, 761 positives and 164 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 approximately 1,250 tests completed by reporting agencies in Beaufort County last week,” the update reads.

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