Carteret County reports 16 active cases, uptick in those recovered from COVID-19

This map of Carteret County shows the locations of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by zip code. The numbers in parenthesis indicate deaths from the virus. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County officials reported 55 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, though due to delayed reporting from the testing providers, the cases, most of the individuals in those cases are reportedly recovered.

In its Monday update, the County Health Department reported 16 active cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, up from 12 reported Friday.

The overall total of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic rose from 5,118 recorded Friday to 5,173 as of Monday. Reportedly recovered cases rose by 51.

County Health Director Nina Oliver told the News-Times due to the reporting delay, most of the individuals had already met their isolation period requirement when the health department received confirmation of the cases. Of the 55 new cases reported to the health department since Friday, she said 47 had already met their isolation requirements and were considered recovered.

“We have seen many instances during this pandemic where there is delayed reporting from testing providers and this has occurred. This can be from those within our county lines and providers in other counties as well,” Ms. Oliver said. “With an increase in providers doing rapid antigen testing, we are seeing this happen more frequently.”

After the News-Times inquired about the increase in recovered cases, officials included the information in a comment on the Carteret County Health Department Facebook page.

One individual is hospitalized at Carteret Heath Care in Morehead City for COVID-related treatment, according to Monday’s update.

Since last March, 57 county residents have died from COVID-19.

The vaccine is available and free to all individuals age 12 and older regardless of insurance status. To schedule an appointment with the health department, call 252-728-8550, option 2. To find a provider offering the shot near you, visit


Reporter's note: This article was updated at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, to include more information about reporting delays from Carteret County Health Director Nina Oliver.

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Has anyone who was fully vaccinated got Covid and died? Asking for a friend…


Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.


I had a family member die a few days ago who was "fully vaccinated", but she was on heavy immunosuppressant drugs for other serious medical issues, so her vaccine response was very low or non-existent due to, well, basically not having an immune system to respond to the vaccine.

Sad, but certainly an outlier.


Tell your friend the answer is yes. The CDC discusses vaccine breakthrough cases on their web site under the Covid-19 vaccine heading, and explains that the vaccines are not 100 percent effective. If your friend wants to dig a little deeper, they can find the actual “hospitalized or fatal Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC as of June 1 2021” data on the CDC web site under Covid-19 Vaccination/Health Departments/Covid-19 Breakthrough Case Investigations and Reporting heading.


I found the Fox News summary of this-

“ Nationwide, out of the 135 million people who have received a COVID-19 jab, there have been 3,016 hospitalized or fatal vaccine breakthrough cases reported to the CDC as of June 1. Of those cases, 535 involved deaths, 16% of which were reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19. The CDC reported 23% of the hospitalizations reported were asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.”

So, an exceedingly low number……sorry for the outliers…..


Y'all been HAD....................... [yawn]


Funny, the vaccine seems to be effective. Those who think “we’ve been had”, what does that mean exactly? Are you denying the 600K deaths attributed to Covid? Is the earth flat too?

David Collins

Please pardon my ignorance but where did those 600k deaths occur and were they totally Covid deaths with no underlying conditions ? Way too many conflicting numbers being bounced about .


Um, yea........... you really did drink the koolaid! (sorry, with lies, and fearmongering etc, yea, i DO NOT BELIEVE ALMOST EVERYTHING FROM THE LOT OF POLITICKING WEASELS). Furthermore, the MEDICAL field has shaken my beliefs, and FELL AFOUL of the transgression. Wait for the dust to settle.

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