COVID 19: state stats at a glance

Published 5:48 pm Monday, November 16, 2020

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,547 Monday. There are now 96 active cases in the county, and four people are hospitalized, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.
According to the update, 1,400 of the 1,547 total positive cases have recovered from the virus. Fifty-one 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 to 11,147,299 Monday; these numbers include 4,185,549 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 54,750,781 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 1,322,020 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
Monday’s update reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina numbering 314,207, with 4,814 deaths in the state attributed to the virus. There are currently 1,424 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 276,132 people presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.
Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Monday numbered: Bertie, (799), Beaufort (1,540), Bladen (1,196), Brunswick (2,567), Carteret (1,442), Camden (160), Chowan (573), Columbus (2,195), Craven (2,701), Currituck (280), Dare (538), Duplin (3,069), Edgecombe (2,308), Gates (186), Greene (1,100), Halifax (1,723), Hertford (917), Hyde (179), Jones (220), Lenoir (1,784), Martin (739), New Hanover (6,180), Northampton (680), Onslow (4,215), Pamlico (357), Pasquotank (997), Pender (1,632), Perquimans (292), Pitt (7,041) Sampson (3,215), Tyrrell (135), Washington (286), Wayne (5,196) and Wilson (3,576). Mecklenburg (38,526), Wake (24,849), Guilford (14,115), Forsyth (11,014) and Durham (10,315) counties have the most cases.
There had been 20,907 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 1,547 positives. Since March, 83 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.