County adds 48 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

This map of Carteret County shows documented COVID-19 cases broken down by zip code, with confirmed deaths shown in parentheses. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — Health officials reported 48 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Carteret County Tuesday, though the number of active cases decreased sharply from Monday.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 3,348 COVID-19 cases confirmed since the onset of the pandemic last March. Of those, 336 cases are considered active, down from 428 active cases reported Monday, and 2,981 people have reportedly recovered. With four additional COVID-related deaths reported over the weekend, the county’s death toll stands at 31.

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City decreased by one down to 13 Tuesday. 

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