COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 5:07 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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New, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,013 on Wednesday, after hitting the 1,000-case benchmark Monday. There are now 213 active cases in the county, and six people are hospitalized, according to the Wednesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 779 of the 1,013 total positive cases have recovered from the virus; 21 Beaufort County residents have died — and another three deaths are still under investigation, according to Jim Madson, director of the Beaufort County Health Department.

All active cases are self-isolating, the update reads.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 6,884,032 Tuesday to 6,913,046 Wednesday; these numbers include 2,646,959 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 31,717,955 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 201,319 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 778 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 195,548 Tuesday to 196,500 Wednesday. There have been 3,316 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 30 overnight. The state currently has 912 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 176,422 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 (555), Beaufort (1,013), Bladen (831), Brunswick (1,555), Carteret (621), Camden (111), Chowan (320), Columbus (1,328), Craven (1,307), Currituck (177); Dare (265), Duplin (2,152), Edgecombe (1,289), Gates (134), Greene (507), Halifax (980), Hertford (718), Hyde (124), Jones (148), Lenoir (946), Martin (428), New Hanover (3,949), Northampton (412), Onslow (1,899), Pamlico (235), Pasquotank (688), Pender (909), Perquimans (179), Pitt (4,640), Sampson (1,769), Tyrrell (113), Washington (201), Wayne (3,217) and Wilson (2,128). Guilford (8,244), Mecklenburg (27,768) and Wake (17,070) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 14,980 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 1,005 positives. 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.

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