COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 6:35 pm Friday, October 2, 2020

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Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,104 Friday. There are now 147 active cases in the county, and five people are hospitalized, according to the Friday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 930 of the 1,104 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 7,266,942 Thursday to 7,318,110 Friday; these numbers include 2,860,650 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 34,448,691 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 208,485 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 212,898 Thursday to 214,684 Friday. There have been 3,608 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 29 overnight. The state currently has 921 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 Friday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (615), Beaufort (1,104), Bladen (934), Brunswick (1,693), Carteret (756), Camden (118), Chowan (386), Columbus (1,413), Craven (1,733), Currituck (188); Dare (285), Duplin (2,430), Edgecombe (1,434), Gates (145), Greene (637), Halifax (1,074), Hertford (787), Hyde (128), Jones (158), Lenoir (1,040), Martin (501), New Hanover (4,421), Northampton (467), Onslow (2,215), Pamlico (270), Pasquotank (724), Pender (999), Perquimans (191), Pitt (5,044), Sampson (2,304), Tyrrell (115), Washington (217), Wayne (3,475) and Wilson (2,311). Guilford (8,919), Mecklenburg (29,271) and Wake (18,014) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 15,684 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Friday, with 1,104 positives. Since March, 62 COVID-19-related hospitalizations have occurred in the county.

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.