Confirmed cases of COVID-19 jump by 15 since Friday

This Carteret County map shows confirmed COVID-19 cases broken down by zip code. Deaths are indicated in parentheses. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Carteret County jumped by more than a dozen over the weekend, with the county reporting 92 cases as of Monday afternoon.

Carteret County officials last reported 77 confirmed COVID-19 as of 5 p.m. Friday. The 92 cases reported Monday means there were 15 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed between Saturday and Monday.

The county provides confirmed COVID-19 case updates via its website,, by 4 p.m. weekdays. An updated county map with cases broken down by zip code is also available on the website.

Of the 92 confirmed cases, the county reports 37 are active, 52 patients have recovered and satisfied the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ isolation requirements and three people have died. The county’s most recent death was reported in April.

Health providers, including county health officials, have taken specimens for COVID-19 testing from 1,923 patients, resulting in 92 positive confirmations, 1,737 negative results, two inconclusive and 92 pending tests. 

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Ok Mayor Newton, time to take charge instead of allowing BDA dictate to you. It's time to protect your community again - before the holiday- to prevent further spread. To Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Emerald Isle's finest - time to close the beach again. Certainly by now, we should be taking this seriously.


No, we should ignore the media-driven hoax and return to normal. Also, vote that loser Newton out of office.


We do need to close our beaches. I live here and can't believe what I see social distancing at all. Mayor Cooper doesn't have the stones to close AB. He's been useless during covid-19. And don't try and email Mayor Cooper. He does have his email address on-line, but doesn't respond.


"Normal" is what has caused the spread not only here but everywhere. Classic example - Florida


If you look at the map it would seem to indicate that the beaches are not the problem- maybe Newport should be closed!


Money isn't the only thing tourists bring with them.


There are a lot of factors in why not only in Carteret County as a whole as seen a continued rise in the number of cases of COVID19. I was grateful that Cooper kept NC at Phase 2, but at the same time let down that it didn't get rolled back to phase 1. I am not sure how man if any tracing is going on of tourist coming and going from our state and if we have data on that. Please be respectful of others and their health issues and wear a mask. I know being southern we are comfortable with talking with strangers and at a close proximity, just be wary of the potential consequences of not social distancing. If you are a tourist- welcome to our slice of Heaven, please take your trash with you when you leave and be respectful of our Governor's orders.


Please close Newport. We would love it if you would. I am not talking about Mill Creek; hwy 24 or the outskirts. Just our quiet little town limits. We do fine right by ourselves thank you very much. But seriously folks. We should close the county at the Carteret/Craven lines and the Carteret/Onslow lines. Let the beach close up and let visitors and 2nd homeowners stay home. However, we all know this will never happen since the all mighty dollar is worth more than human life. There is no one in our county who has the guts to do any of this. Scared they may step on toes or pocketbooks.

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