COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 7:19 pm Monday, November 2, 2020

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Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,451 Monday. There are now 125 active cases in the county, and 10 people are hospitalized, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department. One of the hospitalized is on a ventilator.

According to the update, 1,279 of the 1,451 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Forty-seven 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 9,198,700 Sunday to 9,254,287 Monday; these numbers include 3,630,627 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 46,818,512 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 231,263 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 329 overnight.

Monday’s update reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina numbering 278,028, with 4,390 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of seven overnight. There are currently 1,146 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 Monday numbered: Bertie (737), Beaufort (1,443), Bladen (1,104), Brunswick (2,257), Carteret (1,208), Camden (144), Chowan (538), Columbus (1,790), Craven (2,441), Currituck (227); Dare (385), Duplin (2,862), Edgecombe (2,068), Gates (169), Greene (975), Halifax (1,488), Hertford (865), Hyde (175), Jones (204), Lenoir (1,550), Martin (674), New Hanover (5,468), Northampton (586), Onslow (3,551), Pamlico (330), Pasquotank (907), Pender (1,461), Perquimans (261), Pitt (6,332), Sampson (2,875), Tyrrell (132), Washington (271), Wayne (4,773) and Wilson (3,178). Durham (9,309), Guilford (12,207), Mecklenburg (34,871) and Wake (21,961) have had the most total case counts in the state.

There had been 19,524 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 1,451 positives. Since March, 77 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.