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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 857, after 57 people were confirmed positive on Thursday. There are now 224 active cases in the county and 14 people are hospitalized, according to the Thursday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 621 of the 857 positive cases have recovered from the virus; 12 Beaufort County residents have died — seven of those in the space of six days in mid-August; three others 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 6,351,623 Wednesday to 6,388,302 Thursday; these numbers include 2,387,479 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 27,981,252 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 191,567deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,089 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 179,543 Wednesday to 180,754 Thursday. There have been 2,990 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 32 overnight. The state currently has 928 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 Thursday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (503), Beaufort (857), Bladen (779), Brunswick (1,457), Carteret (570), Camden (103), Chowan (261), Columbus (1,226), Craven (1,092), Currituck (131); Dare (256), Duplin (2,106), Edgecombe (1,110), Gates (102), Greene (464), Halifax (916), Hertford (613), Hyde (118), Jones (141), Lenoir (879), Martin (383), New Hanover (3,548), Northampton (362), Onslow (1,665), Pamlico (211), Pasquotank (612), Pender (812), Perquimans (154), Pitt (4,155), Sampson (1,686), Tyrrell (108), Washington (192), Wayne (2,970) and Wilson (1,881). Durham (7,448), Mecklenburg (26,564) and Wake (15,999) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 13,631 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Thursday, with 12,713 negatives, 848 positives and 70 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.