Carteret County records 58th COVID-19 death

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 Monday a resident has died of COVID-19, the 58th such death reported in the county since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

The person was in their 40s, had pre-existing medical conditions and died from complications associated with the COVID-19 virus. To protect the privacy of the family, no further information about the resident will be released.

“We are sad to report the death of another county resident,” County Health Director Nina Oliver said. “On behalf of the Carteret County Health Department and my own behalf, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family of the lost loved one.”

County health officials continue to encourage all individuals age 12 and older to make an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccination.

“Vaccines are a very important tool to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and we encourage anyone 12 years of age or older to receive the COVID-19 vaccination,” she said.

The health department reported 15 active COVID-19 cases in the county as of Monday, down from 20 Friday.

As of Monday, there were five people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City. That is up slightly from three cases Friday.

There are 5,155 confirmed recovered cases to date, up from 5,148 on Friday. There have been 5,228 confirmed cases reported in the county since the pandemic started.

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 and selecting Carteret County Health Department.

Reporter's note: This article was updated at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, to correct a typo. 

(9) comments


Why is this still happening?


Why Was News of India’s Success With Ivermectin Suppressed?


Uh-your slip is showing or maybe you only see what you want. India is in the throes of its fourth Covid wave and thousands are dying daily. STILL…..extremely low vaccination rates are allowing the virus to spread unchecked…..


Panchkula reports no new Covid cases first time in the year

..Straight from India, best ck the intent of the source.


According to INDIA TODAY, these numbers suggest there is not a country in the 'throes' of anything but the norm of what has been observed already. India has over 1.3 BILLION people, and your alarm in their healthcare is really not needed.


Just what is it at this link are we supposed to see? The first link there is an alarm about the rising threat of the Delta variant…..


According to the 'tracker' for India, we have had 2 times the deaths in America..... and more cases. ..

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Also, the INDIAN BAR ASSOCIATION is going after the WHO for 'articles' like the one you posted as 'CRIMINAL' as false propaganda continued by CHINA.

CATalyst | Ivermectin: Indian Bar Association Serve Legal Notice on WHO's Chief Scientist JUNE 10TH 2021 ...

sick and tired

someone asked why is this still happening? It's still happening because like the common cold and flu it can't be cured, YET. We were told that if we get vaccinated this would be eliminated. Then why is there still a flu season every year? It seems like every article I read from WHO and CDC says that no vaccine is a 100%. Even if people who are fully vaccinated have a "breakthrough" covid infection they are asymptomatic or have very mild cases. Asymptomatic means with no symptoms. So how do they know how many vaccinated people are actually infected if they have no symptoms? Asymptomatic can still spread the virus. Wasn't this one of the reasons they said it spread so fast? People were sick but didn't know it, right? Stay home wear a mask even if you don't feel sick because an alarming rate of infections were asymptomatic was all we heard last year, right? This will keep happening just like the common cold, just like which ever strain of the flu will circulate this year. Covid is here.

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