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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Beaufort County’s new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases numbered zero Monday, after a weeklong period in which 155 new cases were confirmed. There are now 224 active cases in the county and 15 people are hospitalized, according to the Monday update from Beaufort County Emergency Services and Beaufort County Health Department.

According to the update, 669 of the 905 positive cases have recovered from the virus; 12 Beaufort County residents have died — seven of those in the space of six days in mid-August.

All active cases are self-isolating, the update reads.

The total number of cases that have been confirmed in the U.S. rose from 6,508,618 Sunday to 6,539,483 Monday; these numbers include 2,450,184 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 29,127,436 confirmed cases. Nationwide, 194,339 deaths have been attributed to the virus, an increase of 404 overnight.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 184,936 Sunday to 185,780 Monday. There have been 3,060 deaths in the state attributed to the virus, an increase of eight overnight. The state currently has 895 COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and 156,652 people are presumed recovered from the virus in North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina counties total COVID-19 cases as of Monday numbered (does not include number of recovered): Bertie (151), Beaufort (905), Bladen (799), Brunswick (1,482), Carteret (583), Camden (107), Chowan (281), Columbus (1,260), Craven (1,147), Currituck (136); Dare (258), Duplin (2,121), Edgecombe (1,175), Gates (108), Greene (486), Halifax (925), Hertford (641), Hyde (123), Jones (142), Lenoir (903), Martin (398), New Hanover (3,679), Northampton (387), Onslow (1,707), Pamlico (218), Pasquotank (630), Pender (834), Perquimans (161), Pitt (4,318), Sampson (1,701), Tyrrell (110), Washington (195), Wayne (3,032) and Wilson (1,968). Durham (7,700), Mecklenburg (26,931) and Wake (16,393) counties have the most cases in North Carolina.

There had been 13,918 tests completed in Beaufort County as of Monday, with 12,942 negatives, 896 positives and 80 pending. These are cumulative numbers and include tests performed at the health department and reporting private medical facilities through the county. Nine of Beaufort County’s cases were tested in other counties but are Beaufort County residents.

“There were 1,141 tests completed by reporting agencies in Beaufort County last week; 8.5% of those tests were found to be positive. Outbreaks in long-term care facilities were found to be a heavy influence on the positivity rates experience over the past seven days,” the Monday update reads.

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