Carteret County reports slight decrease in active COVID-19 cases Wednesday

This map of Carteret County shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 organized by zip code. The numbers in parenthesis are deaths. (Carteret County map)

MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County Health Department reported a slight decrease Wednesday in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the county.

There were 14 active cases as of Wednesday, down from 15 Monday.

Also, five people are hospitalized for COVID-19 care at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, the same number reported Monday.

There are 5,160 confirmed recovered cases to date, up from 5,155 Monday. There have been 5,232 confirmed cases reported in the county since the pandemic started.

As of Wednesday, there have been 58 COVID-19 related deaths, with the most recent reported Monday.

The new report comes on the heels of health officials announcing increased levels of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were detected in the town of Beaufort’s wastewater in the last two weeks. Public health officials are encouraging residents and visitors to adhere to public health guidelines and seek a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine clinics are held every Friday at the health department, located at 3820-A Bridges St. in Morehead City. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 252-728-8550, option 2, or going online to myspot.nc.gov and selecting Carteret County Health Department.

(4) comments

noitall

What is your plan for the stronger variant now spreading. ? Can you as our disease protectors tell the difference between the new "D" and the one we have had? Vaccinations work an all covid?

Dak

These variants have spread widely across the U.K., there's a reasonable amount of data showing the existing vaccines are effective. See here:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaccines-offer-significant-protection-against-covid-19-delta-variant-u-k-analysis-shows-11623690999

Not quite as much protection from existing vaccines against delta, but still really high protection.

This variant sucks, definitely highly contagious. This is the reason for the recent UK lockdowns. I certainly don't want to go back to that.

noitall

Carbon based organism will evolve toward survival. Proven science. The D strain of covis, is a stronger virus will kill it's host and that will stop it. Mother Nature's catch 22. Weaker strains will not kill their host and thus spread and spread natural immunity as well. Vaccination should mandatory and aid us in unintended ways. Sunshine will also kill covid and it's peers. Masks???? Lockdown???

mpjeep

North Carolina is second-worst among states, with a Democratic governor, for not taking the Covid vaccine. Biden’s not happy with Coop and had to come to NC and spank him.

Welcome to the discussion.

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