Carteret County confirms 59th COVID-related death Wednesday

This map of Carteret County shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, organized by zip code, since March 2020. The numbers in parenthesis indicate deaths associated with each zip code. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County health officials announced Wednesday they have received a report confirming the death of the county’s 59th resident due to COVID-19. 

According to a release, the individual who died was in their 70s with preexisting health conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about the resident will be released.

“We are saddened to report another death today,” Carteret County health director Nina Oliver said in the county’s Wednesday release. “We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the lost loved one.”

Meanwhile, officials Wednesday reported six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county since Friday, bringing the overall total confirmed since March 2020 to 5,267. Of those, 13 are currently active and 5,195 have recovered. One person was reportedly hospitalized Wednesday with COVID-19 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

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

“Vaccines area 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,” Ms. Oliver said.

Vaccine clinics are held every Friday at the health department 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.

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Should we assume that this person was hesitant to take the vaccine, or that they thought the virus was a hoax? I’m assuming this person was NOT VACCINATED…


It is interesting to see that every person in Carteret County who has died of Covid19 also had "preexisting" conditions. However no explanation of what these might be. Isn't having ingrowing toe nails a preexisting condition?


What is the current rate? 90% of current deaths are vaccinated people?

Or higher than that in Maryland it would seem:


No, EVERY SINGLE COVID DEATH in Maryland last month was among the non-vaccinated! Did you really read what you wrote? 😳


Not to worry much longer…..Biden said that the federal government's vaccination efforts will shift from mass vaccination sites to literally knocking on doors to get people inoculated against the coronavirus.


I like the current way-how much effort are people willing to put in to protect themselves? They might put on sunscreen, or fasten their seatbelt, or even have a life jacket in their possession (because the Man requires it). Are these people able to protect themselves without the government being more involved? It’s like “free education” that they resist because of “liberal” think! Lol!!


The red states esp in the s/e with low vac rates have increasing deaths from covid. As the new variant's make the rounds this will continue to increase. This is/was preventable. How did we get to a point in this country that one major party actively encourages their members to ignore science, facts, and common sense?


Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Thursday it was "absolutely the government's business" to know which Americans haven't been vaccinated yet against the coronavirus.

I disagree! And BTW, nothing in life is free.


DAK would suggest that you go to the Maryland Governments official website to find out the TRUE numbers involving covid 19 within that state and not really upon the non news fox channel for your misinformation. In the past 24 hours according to the official Maryland Government web site 3 repeat 3 people have died from Covid 19. That's less than the number of people who died of a heart related problem in North Carolina.


September 2020: Biden warned against trying to rush out a vaccine ahead of the November 3rd election and was casting doubt about the efficacy of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

David Collins

Thought at the time I was hearing things and then Harris said she would not get jabbed because Trump recommended it . Thanks for confirming that I was not MP . More of never let a crisis go to waste and they did not . Sowed fear and doubt only to jump in and get jabbed after the election . It worked , by golly . Sadly it is still sowing fear and doubt but that’s OK . Job done ! That is what matters to them .


You people believe anything! Harris said she would not take the vaccine on Trump’s recommendation, because he IS NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR. It was the same reason we shouldn’t drink bleach and put lights in our bodies because TRUMP IS NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR. She never said she wouldn’t take a vaccination that was recommended by a medical doctor. AND THERE ARE SO MANY LINKS TO THIS STATEMENT, made at the debate. BUT YOU PEOPLE ONLY PICK AND CHOOSE PIECES OF QUOTES AND MAKE/TAKE EVERYTHING OUT OF CONTEXT!!!!


"It will go away in the spring like a miracle" DJT.

The point is, people, local folks, are still dying , and those ppl who are dying tend to be unvaccinated.

We see on these pages opinions, suggesting dog meds and saying " Millions of ppl worldwide with horrible side effects.." Unhelpful, untrue and not in the public interest.


Washington Post (March 2021)” Harris and Cuomo indicated that they didn’t fully trust the Trump “Administration” to oversee the process of vaccinations. Dr. Fauci and the FDA were part of this administration.

Just another avenue to attack Trump and his supporters, quick.

David Collins

People , yes local people too , are dieing every day from something . Natural order of things which makes room for the newborn . Been happening for more than a few years now , or so I have been told . No big deal !

Science and I use that term loosely , facts and science are not necessarily mutually inclusive due to the changing faces of the beast , common sense , Ha Ha Ha . Common sense is sadly not all that common as we all have witnessed .

Self serving runaway politics has reigned supreme with no signs of slowing any time soon .

You are on your own in this new world .


Yes ppl even local ppl die every day from something.

Smart ppl don't sleep on railroad tracks.

Smart ppl don't drink from an open sewer.

Smart ppl get vaccinated to avoid/ mitigate preventable illness.

That is all.

David Collins

And where is it required to be smart , smart being an objective and relative term . Some of the smartest people in the world are inhabiting the halls of government these days or so they want you to think . Yup , sleep well .

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