Carteret County reports 3 more cases of COVID-19

Carteret County officials confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the county Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total to 64. This map shows the cases by zip code. The number if parentheses indicates a death. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — Officials in Carteret County confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the area Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total to 64 positive cases.

This time last month there were fewer than 37 confirmed cases in the county, and nine cases have been reported in the last seven days.

Of the 64 cases, 11 are considered active, 50 patients have recovered and three patients have died.

Carteret County health care providers have tested 1,486 people, according to the latest county update.

As of Tuesday morning, the state was reporting 545,453 confirmed cases, with more than 1,200 deaths.

Officials continue asking the public to follow the “three W’s,” wear a cloth face covering, wait at least 6 feet apart from others and wash hands often.

For more information on COVID-19 in Carteret County, call the citizens inquiry hotline at 252-726-7060.

(2) comments

David Collins

Tourist season . The gifts from afar that keep on giving .

SandFiddler

I heard today 20 people from Roanoke tested positive after visiting Myrtle Beach. I'm sure it is no different with Atlantic Beach visitors. We just won't hear about those numbers. July 4th is upon us and tourists will be here in droves leaving even more presents. The officials asking the public to comply with the three W's is a waste of breath - the breath they may need when they contract the virus.

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