Carteret County reports 2 additional COVID deaths Monday; active cases drop

This map of Carteret County organized by zip code shows active cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Health Department announced Monday it received the death certificates of two additional county residents attributing their recent deaths to COVID-19.

Health officials say one of the individuals who died was in their 50s and was hospitalized with no known underlying health conditions and the other was in their 70s who was hospitalized with underlying conditions. The county received the official death certificates Monday, according to a release sent that afternoon.

“All of us at Carteret County are saddened at the report of two more COVID-19 deaths within our community,” County Health Director Nina Oliver said. “We send our sincere condolences to their families and friends.”

The deaths were the county’s 63rd and 64th, respectively. Carteret County health officials reported two deaths last week, as well.  

As of Monday afternoon, 18 patients were hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City, including 17 who are reportedly not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and one patient who is fully vaccinated. The health department also reported 63 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday for an overall total of 6,508 cases documented since March 2020.

The number of active cases fell from 311 reported Friday to 213 Monday, while recovered cases increased to 6,231.

Anyone 12 years of age and older who wishes to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine can contact the health department to schedule an appointment at 252-728-8550, option 2.

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quicksand

Just came here from the Fox News site. Apparently the appropriate comment would be “when it’s your time, it’s your time”. As for me, I try to encourage those who are unvaxxed, just as I encourage those who cannot swim to get lessons. I don’t necessarily agree that some should drown while their neighbor goes to the Olympics!

drewski

"Thoughts and prayers" do little for the dead in my opinion. What should concern people is the age and lack of underlying health conditions of one of the latest victims. There has been a flurry of articles about prominent anti vaxxers, dying from covid, in the last few weeks. Some folks will come to their senses and get vaccinated, some will not. It is sad that this became a political rather then a public health issue. What can't be changed should be accepted.

BobR1951

The trouble with accepting it is that it drags everybody else down into the pit of doom. Even their "beloved" leader Agent Orange is now getting booed when he tells people to get vaccinated. These people would rather take the cattle de worming medication than the Covid 19 vaccine. Lord help us.....

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