Carteret County reports 2 more COVID-related deaths Wednesday

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

CARTERET COUNTY — Two additional Carteret County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll up to 57 since March 2020.

The County Health Department announced the two deaths in a release issued Wednesday afternoon. Officials said one of the residents was in their 70s and had preexisting health conditions, and the other resident was in their 60s.

The county said it will not release any further information about the individuals to protect the privacy of the families.

“The Health Department extends our condolences to the families and loved ones of these residents,” County Health Director Nina Oliver said in the release. “Getting vaccinated supports us all in keeping our community safe and healthy.”

The health department also released the county’s first COVID-19 update since the long holiday weekend Wednesday afternoon, showing an increase of 23 cases confirmed since Friday.

The county has confirmed 5,107 total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 15 cases considered active as of Wednesday, and 5,035 people recovered.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call the health department at 252-728-8550, option 2, or go online to myspot.nc.gov to find a local provider offering the vaccine.

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quicksand

Really, how is this still happening?

Seatiger

You hope that the deceased had health conditions that keep them from being vaccinated; otherwise, the guilt and regret must be overwhelming for their loved ones.

DeadBolt

Ignoring lab leak and ivermectin is "crime of the century"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9xrs0VfDY8

quicksand

This video is just some people talking! There is no reference to any science here....

DeadBolt

The video is of 2 highly noted scientists applying common sense, unlike any of these off base comments.

drewski

Likely there is a good reason u tube takes down videos, that suggest or imply " promising medical treatments from " highly decorated experts"

After president trump's disastrous bleach and uv light debacle on national TV, calls to poison control centers went up considerably. Hard to beleive, or not ppl saw the president on TV talking about kills on contact and ingested lye. Pun intended

drewski

Condolences to the families. I note the person in their 60's is not said to have pre-existing conditions. There really is no point in suggesting everyone gets vaccinated. Common sense it turns out, is not all that common.

DeadBolt

Don't forget folks, keep your face diaper on! hahahahahaha Amazing noone wants to accept they were hoodwinked! Lost causes. (oh, ps, nothing was even about Trump, but, i believe someone here has a crush on him..... [rolleyes])

mpjeep

Excellent post, deadbolt.

Thanks to a freedom of information request from Buzzfeed and the Washington Post many of Fauci’s emails have been made public.

Trump and Rand Paul were correct about Fauci. The emails prove Fauci lied about many Covid things under oath.

Dr. Fauci Now admits his wearing masks indoors despite being vaccinated was based on imagery, not science.

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