COVID hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care increase over weekend

This map of Carteret County shows total confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 broken down by zip code, with deaths in parenthesis. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — COVID-19-related hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City increased to three Monday, according to the latest report from the Carteret County Health Department.

The count as of Friday afternoon was two hospitalizations, up from zero reported earlier last week. Hospitalizations are beginning to climb state and nationwide after falling in May and June.

Meanwhile, total confirmed cases increased by four Monday, to 5,305 documented cases in the county since March 2020. Active cases fell slightly, from 29 to 26, while recovered cases increased by seven to 5,220. To date, 59 county residents have died from complications related to COVID-19.

The health department hosts weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics Fridays at its office on Bridges Street. The vaccine is free, regardless of insurance status, to everyone 12 years and older.

To make an appointment for the vaccine, contact the health department at 252-728-8550, option 2, or go to

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Mayo Clinic: Masks are magnets for bacteria and viruses. They can let in infections if they’re worn against your face for a long time. After “each wearing”, toss your mask into the regular laundry with hot (160 F) water. Disposable masks are “one and done” deals.


And those other viruses and bacteria haven't killed 4 million people during this pandemic. Still, clean your masks when appropriate.


Please, please, please! A link to your Mayo Clinic assertion, please!! Because I just Googled your “information” and it is, apparently, completely garbage. Is this newspaper just providing more misinformation on a deadly virus? From the Mayo Clinic-


It is important to do your own fact checking, I frequently see folks making up quotes, editing them to suit their agenda, or just making things up. When you go to look for " the quote" it is often very different then what was presented here.


Ultra violet light kills virus and bacteria in three seconds after direct exposure. This is settled fact. sunlight is your best defense. or a lamp in your HVAC. I have one. Carteret Hospital has installed UV lights in patient rooms. Masks are only a porous material that makes politicians feel good. SUNLIGHT KILLS COVIS. FAST.


Lol, go and get the vaccine. The bacteria and virus magnets become pretty much a moot issue. Low vaccination rates equal new cases, illness, deaths.

David Collins

It is also to use your head for something other than a hat rack or fashion statement . Disposable masks are just that , disposable and need not be reused because of contamination due to one exhaling into it . Change disposable masks frequently or at least daily . Yup , it can cost you money but far less that if you develop a respiratory infection .

Cloth masks , ugh , need to be disinfected daily so have plenty to chose from . Based on the endless hype , you gonna need them one more time . I’ll be wearing mine from now till …….. .

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