wednesday covid update

The map shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carteret County by zip code. Deaths related to the virus are indicated in parenthesis. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — Officials reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carteret County Wednesday, as well as an increase in hospitalizations related to the virus.

The latest update from officials comes as Gov. Roy Cooper announced the state’s phase two will continue for an additional five weeks.

Carteret County officials said in their Wednesday update the total number of cases has risen by six to 339, while hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care increased from three to five.

Currently, 64 cases are considered active and six residents have died from complications related to the novel coronavirus.

To date, the county has conducted 5,040 tests, according to the 4 p.m. update, posted weekdays at carteretcountync.gov.

During his Wednesday press briefing, Gov. Cooper announced the state was extending the “Safer at Home” order by another five weeks. The state has recorded more than 2,000 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began.

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bogueborn

Five different recent studies have shown that face masks significantly reduce the risk of contracting covid. This coupled with social distancing should be followed by everyone. This is not a political issue, it is merely common-sense health advice from experts in the field. There is no leadership on this from the Trump criminal enterprise currently infesting the White House but soon the draft dogger and insipid mental defective will be gone.

mpjeep

You almost had me convince, Bogue, till you criticized Trump. Are you from BroadCreek?

dc

Even Fauci said his action saved many lives. Bogue's Fake News sources didn't carry that. You say it's not a political issue & then you say it's all Trump's fault. What a joke! As usual a Leftist with no criticism for Virus Central Chinese Communist Party responsible for the spread & cover-up. Real deep thinker.

stephensp

if you support the President, then wear a mask. his chances of getting re elected are lower if this stupid pandemic is still around in November so please wear a mask!!!

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