Carteret County adds 37 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

This map of Carteret County shows confirmed cases broken down by zip code, with reported deaths shown in parentheses. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — Health officials reported 37 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified in Carteret County Tuesday, with the number of active cases increasing by the same amount.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 1,622 cases confirmed since March, of which 228 are considered active. As of Tuesday, 1,377 people have recovered from COVID-19, and 17 Carteret County residents have died.

The county school system reported an additional COVID-19 case as well, for 52 total cases connected to schools as of Tuesday afternoon. The new case was confirmed Monday at Broad Creek Middle School.

The number of patients hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City fell from 12 Monday to 10 reported Tuesday.

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CARTERETISCORRUPT

Enough of the case reporting. IT isn't about case numbers; it is about morbidity and mortality rates. More testing naturally results in more cases. Just reporting case numbers is misleading at least, and scares the uneducated.

quicksand

The current count in Carteret County is 17 deaths out of 1622 confirmed cases. My simple math computes to 1% mortality rate here......

Bearnandraven

Thank-you for continuing to post this data. I check this often . We have a very elderly person living with us . Please keep it up!

Marcuspa

Actually the number of cases is important. That number shows that the virus is still around us and capable of infecting people. The more cases that exist indicates that there are more hosts to pass it on to other people. So, the more people that have the disease the greater chance it can be passed on. It also means more people are not following safe interaction. When people are making a political decision to acquire or pass on the Corona they are being foolish.

I understand that we are rounding the corner on this virus. Actually not, because the numbers are increasing, we know that because the paper posts the data. The virus is growing faster than no one has ever seen before any where in the world.

David Collins

You might want to go back and fact check your statement about the virus growing faster than No One has Ever Seen before any where in the World . Not going to dispute it now but please recheck your information .

quicksand

David Collins-considering that most people only view what they want to see-feel free to disclose where the fallacy of viral growth is....less and less face masking is not allowing the virus to spread? Indoor gatherings are not contributing? Perhaps you might enlighten us as to the dispute you have with that previous comment....

mpjeep

Not sure what having an elderly person at home, has to do with reading these numbers.

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