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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Beaufort County’s number of total positive cases since March 24 jumped by 115 since Wednesday, after 30 new cases were confirmed Wednesday, 57 on Thursday and another 28 on Friday. There are now 237 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, 636 of the 885 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 6,388,302 Thursday to 6,431,885 Friday; these numbers include 2,403,511 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 28,292,846 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 192,663 have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,096 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 180,754 Thursday to 182,286 Friday. There have been 3,023 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 33 overnight. The state currently has 938 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 Friday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (507), Beaufort (885), Bladen (783), Brunswick (1,465), Carteret (572), Camden (103), Chowan (269), Columbus (1,240), Craven (1,108), Currituck (133); Dare (254), Duplin (2,113), Edgecombe (1,146), Gates (103), Greene (467), Halifax (920), Hertford (628), Hyde (122), Jones (143), Lenoir (889), Martin (389), New Hanover (3,572), Northampton (370), Onslow (1,674), Pamlico (215), Pasquotank (618), Pender (817), Perquimans (154), Pitt (4,211), Sampson (1,688), Tyrrell (108), Washington (193), Wayne (2,981) and Wilson (1,913). Durham (7,529), Mecklenburg (26,683) and Wake (16,156) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 13,781 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Friday, with 12,775 negatives, 879 positives and 127 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.