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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,096 Thursday, after hitting the 1,000-case benchmark Sept. 21. There are now 156 active cases in the county, and four people are hospitalized, according to the Thursday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 913 of the 1,096 total positive cases have recovered from the virus; 27 Beaufort County residents have died due to complications from the virus.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 7,216,828 Wednesday to 7,266,942 Thursday; these numbers include 2,840,747 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 24,120,604 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 207,550 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 935 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 210,632 Wednesday to 212,898 Thursday. There have been 3,579 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 47 overnight. The state currently has 939 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 184,422 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 (605), Beaufort (1,096), Bladen (930), Brunswick (1,681), Carteret (744), Camden (116), Chowan (375), Columbus (1,409), Craven (1,711), Currituck (186); Dare (282), Duplin (2,414), Edgecombe (1,412), Gates (144), Greene (633), Halifax (1,065), Hertford (779), Hyde (128), Jones (160), Lenoir (1,031), Martin (486), New Hanover (4,379), Northampton (464), Onslow (2,281), Pamlico (269), Pasquotank (717), Pender (985), Perquimans (189), Pitt (5,019), Sampson (2,287), Tyrrell (116), Washington (214), Wayne (3,459) and Wilson (2,296). Guilford (8,859), Mecklenburg (29,132) and Wake (17,878) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 15,627 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Thursday, with 1,096 positives. Since March, 62 COVID-19-related hospitalizations have occurred in the county, and currently one person is ventilated.

Cumulative numbers include tests performed at the health department and reporting private medical facilities through the county.

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