COVID-19: State says 40 more deaths from virus

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This map shows the number of COVID-19 cases across the state.
This map shows the number of COVID-19 cases across the state.(NCDHHS)
Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 2:37 PM EDT|Updated: 1 hour ago
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - State health officials say 40 more people have died from the coronavirus.

Figures released Wednesday afternoon show there have been 2,050 fatalities in North Carolina.

Duplin, Wayne, and Wilson counties all reported new deaths.

For Duplin it was their 48th death, 40th for Wayne, and the 35th for Wilson County.

Dare County health officials reported the second death, while Jones County is reporting the fourth. No information was provided about either patient.

The state Department of Health & Human Services says to date there have now been 129,288 cases.

Here is a county-by-county update:

Beaufort County3882
Bertie County2545
Camden County642
Carteret County3336
Chowan County1451
Craven County (includes non-residents)68610
Currituck County710
Dare County (includes non-residents)3602
Duplin County1,96148
Edgecombe County60512
Gates County462
Greene County3183
Halifax County6576
Hertford County31011
Hyde County370
Jones County784
Lenoir County54012
Martin County2496
Nash County1,08613
Northampton County32916
Onslow County98710
Pamlico County691
Pasquotank County36017
Perquimans County742
Pitt County1,83311
Tyrrell County921
Washington County1244
Wayne County2,35740
Wilson County1,44735


The number of people who have died from the coronavirus in our state topped 2,000 on Tuesday.

The state Department of Health & Human Services put the death toll at 2,010, that’s 28 more than on Monday.

Included in that increase were new deaths reported in Duplin and Edgecombe counties. Duplin County has the most fatalities in Eastern Carolina with 47.

Across the state, DHHS says there are now 128,161 confirmed cases of COVID-19.


Washington County confirmed its fourth death related to the coronavirus.

The county health department also said there were now 122 cases to date in Washington County.

Also on Monday, Nash County health officials reported its 13th death.

Health officials say the woman was in her 60′s with underlying health conditions.

Statewide, there were fewer people in the hospital with the virus for the fifth day in a row.

The state Department of Health & Human Services reported Monday afternoon there were 1,057 hospitalizations. The last time hospitalizations were this low was back on July 12th.

DHHS says hospitalizations peaked last Tuesday at 1,236.

Statewide numbers show there have been 126,532 positive cases of the virus while 1,982 people have died.


Lab-confirmed cases have now reached 125,219, according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

That is a case jump of over 3,000 from Friday.

Onslow, Pitt, Nash, and Halifax Counties had the highest weekend case jumps.

Completed tests have now reached 1,813,510.

1,142 are currently hospitalized—an 87 rise from Friday.


Duplin County says there have been four more deaths due to the coronavirus, while several other counties reported additional fatalities.

The county reported Friday afternoon their death toll reached 46. The state’s latest numbers showed 42 deaths in the county.

Duplin County has the highest death count in Eastern Carolina, followed by Wayne County with 37.

Also on Friday afternoon, Bertie County confirmed its 5th death, while Carteret County reported their 6th related to the virus.

Bertie County says their resident was over 65 years of age, while Carteret County reports their person in their 70s with preexisting medical conditions.

Across North Carolina, there are now 1,924 deaths. On Thursday that stood at 1,903.

The state saw another big jump in the number of coronavirus cases, according to the state Department of Health & Human Services.

The numbers went from 120,194 on Thursday to 122,148 on Friday.

DHHS says those in the hospital with the virus remained steady at 1,229.


Chowan County has reported its first death due to COVID-19.

The state Department of Health & Human Services reported that late Thursday morning.

Currituck & Hyde are the only counties in Eastern Carolina that so far have yet to report a death from the virus.

Also on Thursday, Edgecombe, Onslow, Wayne, and Wilson counties reported new deaths.

DHHS said on Thursday there 38 additional fatalities from the virus, bringing the statewide total to 1,903.

State health officials said they saw 2,344 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the total number of positive cases to 120,194.

The seven-day rolling average for cases had been dropping until a couple of days ago.

DHHS did report that people in the hospital with the virus declined Thursday to 1,239 from Wednesday’s record of 1,272.


North Carolina had 45 more coronavirus deaths on Wednesday.

The state Department of Health & Human Services said the death toll now stands at 1,865.

Wilson County health officials are reporting three additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 32 in the county. Craven County also confirmed an additional death, raising their total to 9.

DHHS says the number of total confirmed cases increased by 1,763 on Wednesday. The new total is 117,850 cases.


Two Eastern Carolina counties are reporting new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday.

The state Department of Health & Human Services said both counties had one additional person die from the virus.

Duplin County now has 42 confirmed deaths, while Pitt County reports 11.

Also on Tuesday, North Carolina set a new record for the number of people in the hospital with the coronavirus.

DHHS said there were 1,244 hospitalizations. That surpassed the previous record of 1,228 set six days ago.

The number of deaths in the state topped 18-hundreds on Tuesday. DHHS puts the virus death toll at 1,820, while the number of confirmed cases stands at 116,087.

Counties across Eastern Carolina continue to see a rise in COVID-19 cases.

In Onslow County, 62 more cases were reported in a single day, according to county health officials.

Wayne County also continues to see an increase in cases, with more than 2,250 positive cases reported Tuesday.


The number of deaths from the coronavirus is approaching 1,800 in North Carolina.

There are now 114,338 confirmed cases of the virus so far in the state and there have been more than 1.6 million tests done so far.

DHHS says hospitalizations have leveled off after hitting a new record on Wednesday of 1,228. On Monday that stood at 1,169. people in the hospital.

Onslow County continues to see a steady jump in COVID-19 cases.

Over the weekend, health officials reported more than 70 new positive cases in the county, bringing the total to 776.

Several other counties reported more than 20 new positive cases over the weekend. Beaufort County is inching closer to 300 positive cases, while Dare County has surpassed 300. Dare’s total includes non-residents.


The North Carolina Department of Health is now reporting 112,713 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There have been 1,613,385 completed tests.

The death toll across the state has risen to 1,785 and there are currently 1,170 people hospitalized.

North Carolina saw 2,102 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and 20 more deaths.

Figures from the Department of Health & Human Services put the case count at 108,995, compared to 106,893 on Thursday.

Deaths across the state have reached 1,746. Wayne County now has 36 deaths, while Halifax County reported its sixth COVID-19 related death.

DHHS says hospitalizations from the virus actually dropped on Friday to 1,182. Thursday’s number of 1,188 was a new record.

As of Friday morning, cases continue to rise in numerous Eastern Carolina counties, including Carteret, Craven, and Dare counties.


Beaufort County saw its second death from the Coronavirus on Thursday.

County health officials say the person was 64-years-old and had no major underlying health conditions.

In Duplin County, the number of deaths jumped to 40 victims.

Previously, the state Department of Health & Human Services said the county had 35 deaths. The number of confirmed cases there now stands at 1,820, second only in Eastern Carolina to Wayne County with 2,155.

Statewide, deaths jumped by 28 on Thursday to 1,726. Onslow County health officials reported an additional COVID-19 related death, their ninth fatality.

North Carolina set another record for the number of people in the hospital with the coronavirus.

DHHS said there were 1,188 hospitalizations on Thursday.

The previous record was set on Tuesday with 1,179 patients.

The number of lab-confirmed cases jumped to 106,893, compared to 105,001.


Numbers of cases and deaths from the coronavirus jumped again on Wednesday as state health officials released their latest numbers.

The state Department of Health & Human Services said there were 2,140 new cases in the state, bringing the total number to 105,001.

The death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 1,698. That’s 30 more than on Tuesday.

The state says hospitalizations dropped on Wednesday, from a record 1,179 on Tuesday to 1,137 for Wednesday.


The state set yet another new record for the number of people in the hospital with the coronavirus.

The Department of Health & Human Services said Tuesday afternoon that there were 1,179 hospitalizations. The previous record of 1,178 was set last Thursday and over the weekend hospitalizations actually started to decline.

The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit a new record on Tuesday,
The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit a new record on Tuesday,(NCDHHS)

While hospitalizations are increasing, so is the number of confirmed cases. On Tuesday that number jumped by 1,815 new cases to 102,861.

Deaths across the state now stand at 1,668, compared to 1,642 on Monday. Onslow, Wayne, and Wilson counties reported new deaths from the virus.


North Carolina surpassed another milestone with COVID-19, more than 100,000 confirmed cases.

The state Department of Health & Human Services said Monday afternoon that 101,046 people have come down with the virus.

The state has seen at least 1,642 deaths from COVID-19, the latest coming from Onslow County where they reported their seventh death.

Hospitalizations from those with the virus have been dropping since a record high on Thursday of 1,178. On Monday that stood at 1,086 with 86% of the hospitals reporting their data.

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