Carteret reports 18 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

This map of Carteret County shows the total known cases of COVID-19 confirmed since March 2020, broken down by zip code. Deaths associated with each zip code are shown in parentheses. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Health Department reported Monday 18 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, putting the total number of confirmed cases at 4,411.

Active cases fell to 94 from 154 active cases reported Friday. In the county’s latest coronavirus update sent Monday afternoon, officials reported 4,274 people have recovered and satisfied isolation requirements for COVID-19, and 43 residents have died from the disease directly.

Carteret Health Care in Morehead City had three COVID-19 hospitalizations as of Monday afternoon, according to the update, down from five hospitalizations Friday.

Meanwhile, the Carteret County public school system reported seven cases for the week of Feb. 19-25, bringing the total number of confirmed cases connected to schools since last August to 196.

March marks one year since the coronavirus pandemic began affecting daily life in Carteret County, with the first COVID-19 case in the county confirmed March 20, 2020. The first case in North Carolina was confirmed March 3, 2020.

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