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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Beaufort County’s number of total positive cases since March 24 jumped up to 800, after 30 people were confirmed positive on Wednesday. There are now 186 active cases in the county and 15 people are hospitalized, an increase of four overnight, according to the Wednesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 604 of the 800 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 6,318,978 Tuesday to 6,351,623 Wednesday; these numbers include 2,359,111 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 27,683,499 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 190,478 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,022 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 178,635 Tuesday to 179,543 Wednesday. There have been 2,958 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 49 overnight. The state currently has 916 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 156,652 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (498), Beaufort (800), Bladen (771), Brunswick (1,445), Carteret (559), Camden (102), Chowan (257), Columbus (1,207), Craven (1,081), Currituck (123); Dare (255), Duplin (2,099), Edgecombe (1,097), Gates (101), Greene (458), Halifax (916), Hertford (612), Hyde (113), Jones (142), Lenoir (863), Martin (380), New Hanover (3,488), Northampton (357), Onslow (1,654), Pamlico (211), Pasquotank (606), Pender (802), Perquimans (152), Pitt (4,103), Sampson (1,681), Tyrrell (108), Washington (190), Wayne (2,946) and Wilson (1,870). Durham (7,409), Mecklenburg (26,479) and Wake (15,919) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 13,587 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Wednesday, with 12,675 negatives, 791 positives and 121 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.