COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 7:57 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,240 Tuesday. There are now 166 active cases in the county, and six people are hospitalized, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 1,042 of the 1,240 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Thirty-two Beaufort County residents have died due to complications from the virus; 27 of those were residents of local nursing homes, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services “Ongoing Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings” report, which was last updated on Tuesday afternoon.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 7,792,816 Monday to 7,836,680 Tuesday; these numbers include 3,106,760 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 37,984,579 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 215,549 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 564 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 232,747 Monday to 234,481 Tuesday. There have been 3,816 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 43 overnight. The state currently has 1,103 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 206,471 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday numbered: Bertie (661), Beaufort (1,240), Bladen (988), Brunswick (1,902), Carteret (914), Camden (129), Chowan (461), Columbus (1,524), Craven (2,003), Currituck (207); Dare (309), Duplin (2,596), Edgecombe (1,644), Gates (158), Greene (777), Halifax (1,176), Hertford (826), Hyde (149), Jones (170), Lenoir (1,161), Martin (557), New Hanover (4,723), Northampton (510), Onslow (2,716), Pamlico (294), Pasquotank (795), Pender (1,138), Perquimans (213), Pitt (5,534), Sampson (2,455), Tyrrell (118), Washington (228), Wayne (3,888) and Wilson (2,535). Guilford (9,947), Mecklenburg (30,670) and Wake (19,251) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 17,090 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 1,240 positives. Since March, 67 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.