COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 6:42 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,339 Tuesday. There are now 200 active cases in the county, and 10 people are hospitalized, with one person on a ventilator, according to the Tuesday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 1,101 of the 1,339 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Thirty-eight 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 8,201,554 Monday to 8,253,557 Tuesday; these numbers include 3,272,603 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 40,624,378 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 220,020 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,610 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 247,172 Monday to 248,750 Tuesday. There have been 3,992 deaths in the state attributed to the virus. The state currently has 1,203 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 218,541 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Thursday numbered: Bertie (695), Beaufort (1,339), Bladen (1,050), Brunswick (2,046), Carteret (1,009), Camden (133), Chowan (493), Columbus (1,591), Craven (2,170), Currituck (219); Dare (341), Duplin (2,673), Edgecombe (1,816), Gates (162), Greene (882), Halifax (1,285), Hertford (844), Hyde (174), Jones (173), Lenoir (1,302), Martin (600), New Hanover (4,937), Northampton (526), Onslow (2,982), Pamlico (301), Pasquotank (825), Pender (1,202), Perquimans (230), Pitt (5,859), Sampson (2,563), Tyrrell (127), Washington (238), Wayne (4,200) and Wilson (2,737). Durham (8,631), Guilford (10,571), Mecklenburg (32,038) and Wake (19,952) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 18,535 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuesday, with 1,339 positives. Since March, 73 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.