Carteret County reports 21 active COVID-19 cases heading into Fourth of July holiday weekend

This graphic using data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services shows the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests over the total number of tests conducted in Carteret County over time through June 26. (NCDHHS graphic)

CARTERET COUNTY —  Carteret County health officials reported Friday there are 21 active cases in the county as it heads into the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, with six additional cases confirmed since Wednesday.

The new cases bring the county’s overall total to 5,261 confirmed since March 2020, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Of those, 5,182 people are considered to have recovered from the disease, while 58 residents have died.

As of Friday afternoon, Carteret Health Care in Morehead City had three COVID-related hospitalizations, the same number the facility reported Wednesday.

According to data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services the county included in its Friday COVID report, the percentage of positive cases as a proportion of all COVID-19 tests in the county rose for the week that ended June 26. The rate went from less than 1% the week ending June 19 to over 4% for the following week. The data was the latest available by presstime Friday afternoon.

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I would like to know if folks took the vaccine before contracting the virus?


At this point, its no matter, there is no recourse for anyone on the over a million worldwide with horrible side effects. Also, if your place of work requires one, you have no recourse if your injured. OSHA does not pursue injuries on the vaccine, so, there it is.


The federal govt deals with vaccine issues, drug makers are exempt from lawsuits as a way to keep them able to produce vaccines, has been that way for decades.

Anti-vax hysteria does seem to be popular in some circles, such ppl seem to be gathering in emergency rooms here lately, probably just a coincidence?

David Collins

What I love to see is when someone interviews a non-vaxer , my word , usually a she . Won’t get a jab but will allow some random tattoo person to inject her with ink . Yeah , that is where we are , priorities .

Welcome to the discussion.

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