COVID-19 hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care tick up to 7 Wednesday

This map of Carteret County shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since March 2020 organized by zip code. The number in parenthesis indicates COVID deaths associated with each zip code. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — COVID-19-related hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City continued to rise Wednesday after weeks of sitting at one or two daily hospitalizations.

According to the Carteret County Health Department’s Wednesday coronavirus update, CHC had seven COVID-19 hospitalizations as of Wednesday afternoon. That is up from five reported Monday, the highest number seen in several weeks.

Health officials, meanwhile, recorded 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Carteret County since Monday, bringing the overall total up to 5,055 as of Wednesday. Of those, 29 cases are considered active, up by seven from Monday, while 4,972 cases are considered recovered. The county also reported an additional COVID-related death Monday for 54 total deaths since March 2020.

The health department announced Wednesday it will hold mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teens age 12 to 17 Thursdays throughout the month of June. All individuals are eligible, regardless of age, to sign up for the clinics by calling the health department at 252-728-8550, option 2, or going online to

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David Collins

Could not help but notice that at the Covid vaccination locations a ID is required . Yeah , an ID for a jab but not required for voting . Think about that .

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