Two new COVID-19 cases in Tyrrell last week

Published 2:39 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Tyrrell County has had 112 positive tests for COVID-19 since the spring outbreak. Two infected individuals died and 108 of those cases have recovered, Wes Gray, director of Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department, reported Sunday night.

Martin County reports 414 cases with 378 recoveries and nine deaths.

Washington County reports 201 cases, 187 recoveries, and eight deaths.

As of last week, 22.7% of Martin County’s population had been tested for the coronavirus, 18.7% of Tyrrell’s (752 inhabitants), and 27.0% of Washington’s.

Coronavirus-caused deaths across North Carolina are 3,052, in the U.S. 198,474, and globally 927,758 since the pandemic struck last March.

Northeastern counties have the fewest cases reported, along with a cluster in the southwest corner of North Carolina and along the Tennessee border. There are also the counties with lowest populations.

Highest concentrations are in Wake and Mecklenburg counties, with more than 21,000 cases each. These are the two most populous counties in the state.