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COVID-19: Several Eastern Carolina counties report case increases

Here are the latest state COVID-19 updates.
GRDHD released the latest numbers regarding COVID-19 Friday morning.
GRDHD released the latest numbers regarding COVID-19 Friday morning.(MGN)
Published: Jun. 12, 2020 at 11:20 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2020 at 1:02 PM EDT
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JULY 6th UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Several counties across Eastern North Carolina have reported case increases over the weekend.

There are still nearly 73,000 cases across the state.

While there have been case increases, several people diagnosed with coronavirus have recovered as well. Below is the county and the number of recoveries out of the number of cases.

Beaufort (77/104), Bertie (137/151), Carteret (60/104), Edgecombe (280/334), Halifax (251/326), Hyde (11/19), Jones (26/36), Nash (297/514), Northampton (172/203), Pitt (473/740), Wayne (1,552/1,847), Wilson (552/758).

COUNTYCASESDEATHS
Beaufort County1041
Bertie County1514
Camden County310
Carteret County1043
Chowan County270
Craven County3926
Currituck County200
Dare County1361
Duplin County1,56235
Edgecombe County3349
Gates County282
Greene County1843
Halifax County3264
Hertford County17010
Hyde County190
Jones County363
Lenoir County38011
Martin County1414
Nash County5146
Northampton County20315
Onslow County3453
Pamlico County251
Pasquotank County22017
Perquimans County372
Pitt County7409
Tyrrell County130
Washington County403
Wayne County1,84729
Wilson County75820

JULY 5th UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - N.C.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North Carolina with the State Health Department now confirming an increase of 1,329 cases overnight bringing the state total to 72,983 as of Sunday afternoon.

There have been 1,396 deaths confirmed and there are currently 994 people hospitalized.

Data is also showing 1,036,838 completed Coronavirus tests.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - N.C. Department of Health and Human Services now reports 71,654 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, up 1,413 from July 3.

The NCDHHS data also shows 1,018,296 tests have been completed. 945 are currently hospitalized.

Here are the cases by county:

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As people get set to celebrate 4th of July, North Carolina is recording new record highs in the fight against COVID-19.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state’s highest one-day number of lab confirmed cases at 2,099.

Hospitalizations have also jumped up to a new record high of 951 people.

The state says that of Friday’s newly reported cases, 11% were positive among labs that report both negative and positive tests into the state electronic reporting system – the highest percentage North Carolina has seen since late April when the state was doing more targeted testing.

The latest update shows 70,241 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 1,392 deaths from the virus.

Health officials say eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County, all between the ages of 18-24 years old.

County health officials say there are currently 121 positive cases, with 53 of them being non-residents. Of all the confirmed cases in the county, 44 people have recovered.

JULY 2nd UPDATE

Duplin County on Thursday reported there were three more deaths this week from the coronavirus.

Of those deaths, one was between 25-49, and the other two were over 75, The county now has had 35 deaths, the most in Eastern Carolina.

Pitt County health officials are reporting two more COVID-19 related deaths.

Health officials say nine people have now died from the virus in the county.

Wilson County health officials are also reporting an additional death, bringing the total to 20.

Statewide, there were another 1,629 cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 68,142.

The Department of Health & Human Services says deaths from the virus approached 1,400 in North Carolina.

JULY 1st UPDATE

Wayne County is reporting three more coronavirus deaths.

The county now has 29 deaths, and 1,822 cases of the virus.

Pitt County health officials are reporting a seventh COVID-19 related death.

County health officials did not provide any information on the patient.

Pasquotank County recorded two more deaths from the virus, making their total to 17.

Wilson County also reported an additional death, bringing their total death count to 19.

New numbers on Wednesday afternoon show there were 1,843 new cases in the state since Tuesday. The Department of Health & Human Resources says 66,513 have tested positive, while 1,373 people have now died in North Carolina from the virus, an increase of 30 since Tuesday.

JUNE 30th UPDATE

Another Eastern Carolina county has been added to the list of those with COVID-19 deaths.

Pamlico County says an elderly resident with significant underlying medical conditions died on Monday.

This as Greene County reported its third death on Tuesday.

The health department says that resident died on Sunday and was older than 65.

Greene County is also confirming two more positive cases, bringing its total to 168.

Nash County on Tuesday reported two more residents there have died from the virus. That county now has had six deahts.

Other counties, including Carteret, Dare, Martin, Onslow, Halifax, and Wilson counties are reporting an increase in cases.

Some of the biggest jumps in cases were reported in Onslow and Wilson counties. As of Tuesday morning, Wilson County health officials say an additional 25 cases were reported and Onslow County reported an additional 20 cases.

Statewide, the Department of Health & Human Services said there were 64,670 cases and 1.343 deaths as of the Tuesday noon update. The number of people in the hospital with the virus jumped to 908, which is the second-highest so far.

JUNE 29th UPDATE

Lenoir County has confirmed its 11th death from the coronavirus.

The county health department says the resident was over 65 years old and had underlying medical conditions.

Lenoir County has so far had 367 cases of the virus.

Across the state, there have been 1,325 deaths and now 63,484 cases of COVID-19. State health officials said on Monday there were 843 people in the hospital with the virus, down from a record high of 915 last Tuesday.

Several counties have listed the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19.

Beaufort (54/78), Carteret (50/77), Dare (30/93), Greene (104/174), Halifax (228/298), Hyde (7/11), Lenoir (288/363), Martin (107/123), Northampton (163/195), Pitt (472/635), Tyrrell (5/8), Washington (33/38), Wayne (1,196/1,767), Wilson (686/682).

JUNE 28th UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Coronavirus cases continue to rise here in North Carolina with the State Health Department now confirming

62,142 cases which has been an increase of 1,605 since Saturday.

There have been 1,322 deaths confirmed and there are currently 890 people hospitalized.

771,905 tests have been completed.

JUNE 27th UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Lab-confirmed coronavirus cases have now reached 60,537, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

This was an increase of 1,719 from the 58,818 cases recorded on June 26.

Carteret, Pitt, and Wayne County had some of the highest jumps in cases: Carteret increasing by 12, Pitt increasing by 12, and Wayne increasing by 14.

The state confirms 888 are now hospitalized.

Here are the latest numbers:

JUNE 26th UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Beaufort County reported its first COVID-19 death on Friday.

The health department says the victim was over 65 years old and had several underlying medical conditions.

The county has had 75 confirmed cases of the virus.

Elsewhere in Eastern Carolina, deaths in Duplin County from the coronavirus increased by four this week.

The county health department said of those four people, one was between 50 & 64, two were between 65 and 74 and the fourth was over 75 years old.

To date, Duplin County has had 32 confirmed deaths, and 1,446 positive cases.

State health officials report that the number of confirmed cases in the state jumped by 1,635 on Friday, to a total of 58,818.

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services says there have been nearly 1,300 deaths in the state from the virus.

JUNE 25th UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The number of new coronavirus cases continue to jump by more than a thousand new cases a day in North Carolina.

The Department of Health & Human Services says the number of positive cases now stand at 57,183, a 1,009 jump since Wednesday.

Figures show more than two dozens of those additional cases have been reported across Eastern North Carolina.

Wayne County health officials say there are now 25 deaths, while two new deaths have been reported in Hertford County.

DHHS says there are now 1,284 confirmed deaths due to the virus.

JUNE 24TH UPDATE

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The number of coronavirus cases surpassed 56,000 Wednesday morning in North Carolina.

The Department of Health & Human Services says confirmed cases are now 56,174. That’s an increase of 1,721 since Tuesday.

The Pitt County Health Department says six residents have now died from COVID-19.

Health officials say there are 602 confirmed cases in the county.

Hertford County health officials are reporting the county’s eighth coronavirus death.

The state says there are 906 people now hospitalized with the virus.

JUNE 23 UPDATE

State health officials say there were more than 800 new COVID-19 cases across the state on Tuesday.

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services say there are now 54,453 lab-confirmed cases. On Monday the number stood at 53,605.

Deaths in the state now reached 1,253. That includes two new deaths in Pitt County Monday night.

Halifax County health officials confirmed an additional death, bringing the total to 4 deaths in the county.

Dare County continues to see an uptick in cases, with 14 additional cases.

EASTERN CAROLINA CASES

JUNE 22ND UPDATE

The number of COVID-19 cases jumped over the weekend in North Carolina, bringing the total to 53,605 on Monday.

The Department of Health & Human Services says this as the number of people in the hospital with the virus continue to hover around record levels. On Monday that stood at 870 patients.

DHHS says the number of deaths in the state now stand at 1,223. Here in Eastern Carolina, Wilson County reported its 16th death due to the coronavirus over the weekend.

JUNE 19TH UPDATE

Three more deaths have been confirmed in Duplin County, bringing to 28 the number of people who have died from the coronavirus in the county.

The county health department says one victim was between 50 and 64, and the other two were over 65 years of age.

Duplin County says the positive case count for them has now jumped to 1,331 residents.

Meanwhile, Craven County saw it’s sixth death from the virus on Friday. The health department says that resident had several underlying health conditions.

State heath officials say for the fourth day in a row there were record number of people in hospitals with COVID-19.

The Department of Health & Human Services said on Friday that 871 North Carolinians were hospitalized with the virus. That number has been inching up all week.

North Carolina Hospitalizations
Monday797
Tuesday829
Wednesday846
Thursday857
Friday871

This as the number of total cases approaches 50,000 across the state. DHHS reported 49,840 confirmed cases of the virus on Friday.

With the new deaths in Duplin & Craveen counties, the number of deaths from the coronavirus is now over 1,200 in the state.

Neighboring Wayne County also reported three more deaths, bringing their total to 23.

JUNE 18 UPDATE:

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The state continues to hit record number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.

The Department of Health & Human Services said there are 857 people in the hospital on Thursday. On Wednesday, the state reported 846 hospitalizations across the state.

Cases of the virus continue to jump. There are now 48,188 confirmed cases in North Carolina, an increase of 1,333 since Wednesday.

DHHS says the death toll from the virus is now at 1,175.

JUNE 17 UPDATE:

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - North Carolina hit another record number of people in the hospital with the coronavirus.

The Department of Health & Human Services said there were 846 people in the hospital on Wednesday, up from 829 the day before.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in the state, as well. The latest figures show there have been 46,855 cases and 1,154 deaths from the virus.

JUNE 16 UPDATE:

The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit a new high on Tuesday.

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services this morning reported 829 people are in the hospital, compared to 797 on Tuesday.

The previous record was 823 on Saturday.

DHHS said statewide cases of COVID-19 are at 45,853 cases, a jump of 751 since Monday.

The number of deaths now stands at 1,154, compared to 1,118 the day before.

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