Carteret County reports 17 additional COVID-19 cases Friday

This map of Carteret County shows COVID-19 cases broken down by zip code. Deaths are shown in parentheses. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — The county reported 17 more confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, with the number of active cases increasing by the same amount.

The new cases bring the total to 1,555 reported in Carteret County since March, with 267 considered active Friday. Meanwhile, 1,271 people have recovered from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus and 17 residents have died.

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City increased from five reported Thursday to eight Friday.

The Carteret County public school system also reported new cases Friday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Officials reported two cases confirmed at East Carteret High School in recent days, bringing the total connected to schools to 49.

The County Health Department released updated demographic data on confirmed cases in Carteret County as of Friday afternoon. According to the data, 10% of confirmed cases have been recorded in people up to the age of 17, 11% are in the 18-24 age range, 36% are in those aged 25-49, 25% are in the 50-64 age range and 18% are individuals 65 and older. In addition, 0.39% of cases are an unknown age.

The gender breakdown of cases is evenly split, with 49% identifying as female and 49% male. The remaining 2% are considered unknown.    

The county noted data designated as “unknown” are still being investigated as officials sometimes receive incomplete demographic information that requires health department verification.

The county also released information on the race and ethnicity of positive COVID-19 cases. The data show 88% of patients are white, 8% are black and 3% are unknown. Additionally, 86% of positive cases are non-Hispanic, 12% are Hispanic and 3% are unknown.

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quicksand

Just absolutely disappointed in those refusing to wear masks. The American patriots of previous generations led the country in masking up windows to protect their communities from attack, but now they don’t care about their neighbors?

morehood city res

we have to remember that there were many people around here claiming it would go away after election day. that it was a hoax. people, it is okay to humble yourself from time to time and accept reality.

David Collins

The election is not officially settled and the next agenda is some form of lockdown . While the case numbers are noteworthy the deaths are not so much . Deaths from the Covid ALONE with no contributing factors . Those numbers remain under the bed sheets , so to speak .

drewski

11 months into a pandemic gop south Dakota gov makes mask order, issues restrictions for first time. The covid alone number is red herring dipped in trump sauce. People with underlying conditions can live for years, with a good quality of life. 250K Dead, covid was the straw that broke the camels back. Common sense things like social distance and masks should never have been an issue. How many of those people would be alive except for that?

mpjeep

The pandemic is real and many folks have died or been sick. We must take many precautions, but some seem to be on the ridiculous side.

Gov Coop said no alcohol sales after 11pm, because we all know the virus comes out after that time.

We all know this is a smart virus. It doesn’t like leftist rioters, just gatherings of the right.

Dr. Sara Cody, of CA, was offering one piece of simple, yet vital, advice on how people can stop the novel coronavirus from spreading: Don't touch your face. "Today, start working on not touching your face — because one main way viruses spread is when you touch your own mouth, nose, or eyes," Cody, director of the Santa Clara County's Public Health Department said at the Friday press conference. Less than a minute later, Cody brought her hand to her mouth and licked her finger to turn a page in her notes.

And the great part about this virus is no one dies of old age anymore.

mpjeep

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been pleading with his state’s nearly 40 million residents not to gather in groups, even with friends and family.

Last week, he broke his own rule. Newsom on Friday said he shouldn’t have attended a birthday party.

The party at the posh French Laundry restaurant could harm Newsom’s credibility and messaging as the state enters a critical holiday stretch with virus cases increasing.

David Collins

Based on what I have observed , masks and distancing , while improving , are still an afterthought for way too many . Increasing case numbers are due to an influx of people from other areas relocating and visiting . Some for the Hollidays others fleeing or the results of deployment . In the last month or so our neighborhood is starting to resemble a UN conference , going by the different auto tags and new faces . Homes now have 4 to 6 cars in the driveway with multiple generations under the same roof . Whether this is temporary or not remains to be determined but houses are selling mighty fast to multigenerational groups from away . Lots of pooled resources so they pay in cash . Can think of three just on our block . All from New Somewhere .

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