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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,485 Friday. There are now 118 active cases in the county, and four 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, as of the Thursday update.

The Friday update states that 1,314 of the 1,485 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 Friday afternoon.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 9,544,315 Thursday to 9,685,815 Friday; these numbers include 3,781,751 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 49,136,977 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 235,601 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 1,301 overnight.

Friday’s update reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina numbering 288,569, with 4,582 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of 34 overnight. There are currently 1,161 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 (747), Beaufort (1,485), Bladen (1,126), Brunswick (2,334), Carteret (1,293), Camden (145), Chowan (546), Columbus (1,891), Craven (2,525), Currituck (240); Dare (425), Duplin (2,941), Edgecombe (2,147), Gates (172), Greene (997), Halifax (1,560), Hertford (881), Hyde (177), Jones (210), Lenoir (1,610), Martin (695), New Hanover (5,648), Northampton (615), Onslow (3,799), Pamlico (338), Pasquotank (916), Pender (1,523), Perquimans (267), Pitt (6,545), Sampson (3,010), Tyrrell (134), Washington (274), Wayne (4,939) and Wilson (3,332). Durham (9,682), Guilford (12,629), Mecklenburg (35,845) and Wake (22,771) have had the most total case counts in the state.

There had been 19,735 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Thursday, 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.