Carteret County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

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

CARTERET COUNTY — Healthofficials confirmed four additional positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases to 68.

According to a 4 p.m. update on the county’s website, carteretcountync.gov, there are currently 15 active cases of COVID-19 in Carteret County. Of the 68 total cases, 50 patients have recovered and satisfied the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services isolation requirements and three people have died. Health care providers have conducted testing for 1,474 patients, to date.

A county map with a breakdown of COVID-19 cases by zip code is also available on the county’s website.

For more information on COVID-19 in Carteret County, call the citizens inquiry hotline at 252-726-7060.

(5) comments

noitall

15 active cases out of a county population of 60000 - 0.04%, or one case every 2500 folks. Why does all media - ALL - avoid putting this "crisis" in perspective?? What about shark bites, or alligators in the surf, or toe fungus.

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David Collins

Pretty simple , covid 19 sells and alligators with toenail fungus in the beach water do not . All about money with politics thrown in . What happened to the me too movement , global warming/climate change , murder hornets , the plight of the spoon people of Spoonovia and the collapse of the ozone layer ?

Erasmus

As a physician, all I can tell you is if you think this is faked or hyped, by all means proceed as normal

That’s working out well in Texas, Arizona, Florida....

I find it really amazing that public health issues are viewed as hype or hysteria after 120,000 plus deaths -really, do you think these public health people are making this stuff up?

CARTERETISCORRUPT

As a physician, you should know the difference between number of cases vs. recovery rates and mortality rates. Also, you should be aware of the relative death rate comparison between far more common death causes; especially the 98000 deaths every year due to physician error. Maybe you should focus on cleaning that area up.

Erasmus

...and on the small numbers:

The virus spreads rapidly and cases double quickly-do you are right, small number of cases. But keep doubling them every 5,7, 10 days and things get crazy fast, especially if no one wears masks

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