072720 covid update

This map shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carteret County broken down by zip code. The numbers in parentheses indicate a death. (Carteret County map)

Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, with more information.

CARTERET COUNTY — Officials in Carteret County reported 49 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday afternoon, with 135 cases considered active.

Friday, the county reported 230 total cases, with 86 active at the time. In a Monday release, officials said 41 of the additional cases are connected to an outbreak at the Carteret Correctional Center in Newport for a total of 71 confirmed cases at the facility.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, which is mass testing inmates at state prisons and reporting the data on the website ncdps.gov, as of Monday afternoon, there were 267 tests performed at Carteret Correctional Center, with 76 positives and 191 negative results. The county previously said the health department would not report cases until it has lab results in-hand.

Of the 279 overall cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 139 people in the county have recovered, 4,535 tests have been conducted, 554 results are pending, 3,700 results came back negative and two tests have returned inconclusive.

Five people in Carteret County have died from complications related to COVID-19.

As of Monday, the county reports there are no COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

Officials are updating the coronavirus dashboard weekdays at carteretcountync.gov. The updates include a map of the county with confirmed cases broken down by zip code.

Meanwhile, at the state level, total cases have surpassed 110,000, with upwards of 2,400 or more new cases reported some days. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,625 confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, with 1,169 COVID-19-positive patients reportedly hospitalized.

In addition, NCDHHS reports 1,790 people have died from COVID-19.

Health officials continue to recommend practicing the three Ws, wash your hands, wait 6 feet away from others and wear a mask.

 

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CARTERET COUNTY — Officials in Carteret County reported 49 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday afternoon, with 135 cases now considered active.

Friday, the county reported 230 total cases, with 86 active at the time. In the Monday release, the county said 41 of the additional cases are connected to the outbreak at the Carteret Correctional Center in Newport for a total of 71 confirmed cases at the facility.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, which is mass testing inmates at state prisons and reporting the data on the website ncdps.gov, there have been 267 tests performed at Carteret Correctional Center, with 76 positives and 191 negative results.

Of the 279 overall cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 139 people in the county have recovered, 4,535 tests have been conducted, 554 results are pending, 3,700 results came back negative and two tests have returned inconclusive.

Five people in Carteret County have died from complications related to COVID-19.

As of Monday, the county reports there are no COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

Officials are updating the coronavirus dashboard weekdays at carteretcountync.gov. The updates include a map of the county with confirmed cases broken down by zip code.

Health officials continue to recommend practicing the three W’s, wash your hands, wait 6 feet away from others and wear a mask.

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