CARTERET COUNTY — The county reports eight additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday, bringing the total to 657 known cases in Carteret County since March.
Despite the new confirmed cases, the number of active cases declined by one since Monday, with 44 cases currently considered active. The county reports 607 people have recovered from COVID-19, while six residents have died.
In addition, four patients are hospitalized at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City with COVID-19 symptoms.
To date, health officials have reportedly conducted 7,072 COVID-19 tests, with 195 test results pending Tuesday. To date, five tests have returned inconclusive results.
The county provides COVID-19 updates weekdays via its website, carteretcountync.gov, and the Carteret County government and health department Facebook pages.