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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,431 Friday. There are now 125 active cases in the county, and nine people are hospitalized, according to the Friday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department. One of the hospitalized is on a ventilator.

According to the update, 1,260 of the 1,431 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Forty-six Beaufort County residents have died due to complications from the virus; 35 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 Friday afternoon.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 8,922,632 Thursday to 9,015,262 Friday; these numbers include 3,554,336 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 44,854,913 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 229,347 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 977 overnight.

Friday’s update reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina numbering 271,830, with 4,332 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 49 overnight. There are currently 1,196 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 231,611 people presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Friday numbered: Bertie (731), Beaufort (1,431), Bladen (1,097), Brunswick (2,220), Carteret (1,162), Camden (137), Chowan (533), Columbus (1,732), Craven (2,394), Currituck (224); Dare (374), Duplin (2,827), Edgecombe (2,037), Gates (169), Greene (965), Halifax (1,451), Hertford (857), Hyde (175), Jones (200), Lenoir (1,499), Martin (655), New Hanover (5,344), Northampton (574), Onslow (3,457), Pamlico (325), Pasquotank (893), Pender (1,420), Perquimans (257), Pitt (6,246), Sampson (2,822), Tyrrell (132), Washington (258), Wayne (4,674) and Wilson (3,096). Durham (9,175), Guilford (11,770), Mecklenburg (34,193) and Wake (21,516) have had the most total case counts in the state.

There had been 19,189 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Friday, with 1,431 positives. Since March, 76 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. Beaufort County’s percentage of deaths per total cases is 3.2%.

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