COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Published 6:59 pm Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,476 Thursday. There are now 114 active cases in the county, and five people are hospitalized, according to the Thursday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department. One of the hospitalized is on a ventilator.

According to the update, 1,314 of the 1,476 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Forty-eight 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 Tuesday afternoon.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 9,454,704 Wednesday to 9,544,315 Thursday; these numbers include 3,743,527 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 48,461,273 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 234,300 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 944 overnight.

Thursday’s update reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina numbering 285,661, with 4,548 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 41 overnight. There are currently 1,193 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 Thursday numbered: Bertie (744), Beaufort (1,476), Bladen (1,128), Brunswick (2,311), Carteret (1,278), Camden (144), Chowan (546), Columbus (1,832), Craven (2,502), Currituck (238); Dare (414), Duplin (2,922), Edgecombe (2,134), Gates (172), Greene (991), Halifax (1,547), Hertford (878), Hyde (177), Jones (208), Lenoir (1,586), Martin (688), New Hanover (5,593), Northampton (607), Onslow (3,751), Pamlico (337), Pasquotank (916), Pender (1,511), Perquimans (266), Pitt (6,493), Sampson (2,976), Tyrrell (134), Washington (273), Wayne (4,899) and Wilson (3,290). Durham (9,546), Guilford (12,444), Mecklenburg (35,609) and Wake (22,560) have had the most total case counts in the state.

There had been 19,735 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Tuseday, with 1,476 positives. Since March, 78 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 3.3%.

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