COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,139 Tuesday. There are now 134 active cases in the county, and eight people are hospitalized, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 977 of the 1,139 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Twenty-eight Beaufort County residents have died due to complications from the virus, 17 of those were residents of local nursing homes.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 7,436,207 Monday to 7,485,331 Tuesday; these numbers include 2,935,160 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 35,632,890 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 210,616 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 678 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 219,728 Monday to 221,284 Tuesday. There have been 3,670 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 36 overnight. The state currently has 1,013 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 192,644 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (625), Beaufort (1,139), Bladen (950), Brunswick (1,756), Carteret (803), Camden (124), Chowan (400), Columbus (1,443), Craven (1,852), Currituck (196); Dare (293), Duplin (2,507), Edgecombe (1,497), Gates (147), Greene (705), Halifax (1,102), Hertford (806), Hyde (145), Jones (160), Lenoir (1,069), Martin (513), New Hanover (4,516), Northampton (485), Onslow (2,402), Pamlico (277), Pasquotank (753), Pender (1,067), Perquimans (198), Pitt (5,174), Sampson (2,338), Tyrrell (116), Washington (220), Wayne (3,620) and Wilson (2,389). Guilford (9,234), Mecklenburg (29,701) and Wake (18,463) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 16,276 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 1,139 positives. Since March, 65 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.