Carteret records 4 new COVID-19 cases heading into weekend

This graphic using data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services shows Carteret County’s percentage of positive COVID-19 tests over the total number of tests conducted over time through June 5. (NCDHHS graphic)

CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Health Department reported four new cases of COVID-19 Friday, with active cases staying the same, at 18, heading into the weekend.

The new cases bring the county’s overall total to 5,204 since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. Of those, the majority, 5,129 cases, have recovered and satisfied the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s isolation requirements, and 57 county residents have died.

Carteret Health Care in Morehead City reported one COVID-related hospitalization Friday, which is no change from Wednesday’s count.

Meanwhile, the county’s percentage of positive COVID-19 tests over the total number of tests conducted increased for the week that ended June 5 from around 2% up to about 4%.

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