COVID-19: More deaths reported in multiple counties
Here are the latest state COVID-19 updates.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Multiple Eastern North Carolina counties are reporting more COVID-19 deaths.
Beaufort County health officials are reporting four more deaths, while Wilson County has two more fatalities.
Martin County reported one additional death while Nash County reported two more. There have now been a total of 11 and 41 deaths respectively in each county.
Two more deaths were reported in Onslow County, bringing the total to 25, according to county health officials.
In Pasquotank County, an additional death was reported, marking the county’s 31st death since the virus began.
Currituck, Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford, Tyrrell, and Wayne counties all reported one additional death on Thursday.
Across the state, there have now been 3,356 deaths and 198,189 confirmed cases of the virus.
Here is a county-by-county update:
|Craven County (includes non-residents)||1,475||34|
|Dare County (includes non-residents)||524||3|
SEPTEMBER 22 UPDATE
North Carolina kept its new case count under 1,000 over the last day.
The total for North Carolina confirmed cases is now at 196,501. There were 952 new cases since Tuesday.
There have been 3,316 deaths associated with the virus in North Carolina.
Currently there are 912 hospitalizations.
Beaufort County is nearing 1,000 cases of COVID-19. This is according to recent data obtained on Monday morning.
Elsewhere across Eastern North Carolina, Nash County health officials have confirmed the county’s 39th death related to the virus. Officials say the patient was in his mid-60′s and he had underlying health conditions. County health leaders also announced the 40th death on Monday morning. They say the patient was a woman in her late 60′s, who also had underlying health conditions.
The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services is reporting 889 people are hospitalized. The last time there were 1,000 or more was on Aug. 20.
SEPTEMBER 20th UPDATE
More deaths have been reported in two Eastern Carolina counties, according to The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
DHHS data shows Onslow County has two new deaths from coronavirus, and Hyde County has one new death.
State cases have now reached 193,581.
That’s a 1,333 case increase from Saturday.
Hospitalizations have grown by seven, now at 889.
The highest case jumps in the east are in Onslow County, which grew by 51, Pitt County, which grew by 44, and Nash County, which grew by 18.
September 19 Update
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows five Eastern Carolina counties have new deaths reported.
Data for Currituck County shows the counties' first two deaths, according to the NCDHHS.
Beaufort County has reported five additional deaths and Hyde, Lenoir, and Martin counties have all reported one additional death from COVID-19.
Lab-confirmed coronavirus cases have now reached 192,248.
DHHS data shows hospitalizations have decreased by 12 since Friday, now at 882.
The highest case rises in the east are in Pitt with 70, Nash with 64, and Onslow with 53 more cases.
September 18 Update
Two more deaths have been reported in Wayne County.
Health officials say there are now 64 deaths. Nash County health officials say 38 people have now died from the coronavirus.
State health officials are reporting 894 people being hospitalized.
SEPTEMBER 17TH UPDATE
Pitt County saw two more COVID-19 deaths, according to state health officials.
On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services says the county had 27 deaths.
DHHS also said Wilson County had two more fatalities from the virus, bringing its total to 46.
Bertie County said it had its 8th death so far. Health officials say the person was over the age of 65 and that the death was not related to the current outbreaks at facilities in the county.
Halifax County also saw an increase with one additional death.
Statewide, there were another 29 deaths in North Carolina Thursday from COVID-19.
DHHS said the statewide death toll now stands at 3,180, compared to 3,149 on Wednesday.
The number of new cases jumped by 1,552 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 189,576.
SEPTEMBER 16TH UPDATE
A few more Eastern North Carolina counties are reporting additional COVID-19 related deaths Thursday.
Edgecombe County health officials say the county’s death toll is up to 43, which is up five from Wednesday.
Both Hertford and Pasquotank counties are reporting one additional death each, bringing the total to 26 and 30 respectively.
Pitt County health officials say there have been 4,380 cases in the county since the pandemic began, but 3,666 of those patients have recovered. There are currently 714 active cases in the county, according to health officials
SEPTEMBER 15 UPDATE
Onslow County health officials say two more people died from complications related to COVID-19.
The most recent deaths bring the total number of deaths in the county to 21 since the pandemic began.
Washington County health officials are also reporting an additional death. There have been a total of 8 deaths in the county.
Nash County said a woman in her early 50s died on Monday, marking the county’s 37th death from the virus.
Statewide, there have now been 3,111 deaths in North Carolina, and 186,887 positive cases confirmed.
SEPTEMBER 14TH UPDATE
Craven County reported another death from COVID-19 on Monday.
The county health department says the resident died Monday after learning of the positive test back on September 6th. This marks the 31st death from the virus in Craven County.
Several other Eastern Carolina counties also saw new deaths.
Edgecombe County health officials say there were 8 more deaths in the county, bringing the total to 38.
Jones County saw two more deaths, totaling to 18 in the county since the pandemic began.
Nash County health officials have reported their 36th death. Health officials say the patient was a woman in her early 70′s with underlying health conditions.
Health officials in Onslow County are also reporting an additional death, bringing the total to 19 in the county.
Statewide, there have been 3,060 deaths and 185,781 confirmed positive cases.
SEPTEMBER 13 UPDATE
Cases in the state have grown by 1,196, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.
On the contrary, 831 are currently hospitalized, a 39 decrease from Saturday.
DHHS data shows the states with the highest increases for September 13 are Nash with 36, Pitt with 33, and Wilson County with 22.
September 12 Update
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services now says there have been 183,740 cases of the virus.
That’s a 1,454 jump from Friday.
870 are currently hospitalized.
More deaths have been reported in a few counties in the East: three deaths in Edgecombe, one in Hertford, and one in Perquimans, according to DHHS.
Pitt leads the counties in case jumps with 50, then Onslow with 30, and lastly, Wilson County with 19.
September 11 UPDATE
North Carolina surpassed 3,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said there were 33 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 3,023.
Several Eastern Carolina counties are reporting new deaths from the coronavirus.
Duplin County reported two more deaths on Friday, bringing their total to 54.
Nash County confirmed its 34th and 35th deaths. One victim was a woman in her early 90s, while the other was a man in his late 50s. In both cases, health officials say the victims had underlying health conditions.
Lenoir County announced that a resident over the age of 65 became their 23rd death.
Craven County health officials say their 30th death from the virus happened Friday morning. The person was tested just yesterday and officials say they had underlying health conditions.
Beaufort County health officials are reporting two additional COVID-19 related deaths.
County health officials say there have now been a total of 12 deaths in the county.
Martin County health officials are also reporting another death, bringing the total to nine.
Edgecombe County has two additional deaths, bringing their total to 27, while both Wayne and Wilson counties each reported one additional death.
DHHS now says there have been 182,286 positive cases of the virus in the state.
SEPTEMBER 10 UPDATE
Several Eastern Carolina counties saw increases Thursday in the number of deaths from COVID-19.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Pitt County now has 25 deaths, up from 24 on Wednesday.
Craven County health officials say another resident there has died.
The county announced Thursday morning that the person’s death, who had underlying health conditions, was reported to them this morning.
The resident was tested back on August 17th and learned they had the virus three days later.
This is Craven County’s 29th death from the virus.
Wilson County is reporting two new deaths, raising their total to 43, while Wayne County recorded their 61st death.
Martin County health officials are reporting an additional death, marking the eighth death in that county.
Pasquotank County health officials are also reporting another death, bringing their total to 27.
Statewide, there have been 2,990 deaths and now 180,754 confirmed cases of the virus.
SEPTEMBER 10 UPDATE
The Nash County Health Department is reporting the 33rd COVID-19 associated death in Nash County.
The female patient, in her late 80′s, with underlying conditions died on September 8, from complications associated with the virus.
To protect the family’s privacy, no further information will be released.
“Our condolences and prayers are with the family and friends of this patient,” said William Hill Jr., Nash County Health Director. It is imperative that we continue to put our best efforts forth to slow the spread of COVID-19″ added Hill.
State statistics show that Pitt County has seen five more deaths from the coronavirus.
In figures released late Wednesday morning, the Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 24 deaths in Pitt County, compared to 19 on Tuesday. The county’s COVID-19 web site still lists only 19 deaths.
Other Eastern Carolina counties also saw a jump in the number of fatalities from the virus.
- Halifax County has four new deaths
- Hertford County has four new deaths
- Wayne County has three new deaths
- Nash County has two new deaths
- Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, & Washington counties are all reporting an additional death
Statewide, the death toll stands at 2,958, an increase of 49 from Tuesday.
DHHS says there have now been 179,532 confirmed cases of the virus in North Carolina.
SEPTEMBER 9 UPDATE
North Carolina saw 1,734 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
The state Department of Health and Human Services said as of this afternoon there have been 178,635 cases across the state.
Deaths related to the virus now stand at 2,909, while there are 827 people in the hospital.
Craven County health officials have confirmed their 28th coronavirus death.
There are not any details about the patient at this time. There have been more than 1,150 reported cases in the county.
Nash County health officials are reporting the county’s 30th COVID-19 related death.
Health leaders say the patient was a man in his 60′s with underlying health conditions. He died on Sunday. No other information was provided.
There are now 176,901 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state, which is up 1,086 cases from Sunday.
The Department of Health and Human Services says 830 people are currently hospitalized.
In the east, the highest spike in cases over a one day period was in Beaufort County. Health officials report 39 new cases in one day. Craven County is reporting 19 new cases since Sunday.
Here is a county-by-county update:
SEPTEMBER 6 UPDATE
1,086 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the state after only one day, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
This brings the statewide total to 176,901.
Hospitalizations have decreased again, but only by one, to 830.
NCDHHS data shows Pitt County still leads the east in cases with a 60 case increase from Saturday. Wilson is next with 22 cases, then 18 cases in Nash County.
September 6 Update:
Statewide, there are now 175,815 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases—a 1,561 jump from September 4.
According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 831 people are currently hospitalized, which is a 124 decrease from Friday.
Pitt County shows the highest spike in coronavirus cases in the East at 96, with Onslow following behind at 32 and Wilson at 19
Since Friday, one death has been reported in Pasquotank, Onslow, and Wayne Counties, and two new deaths have been reported in Wilson, according to the latest data on the DHHS website.
SEPTEMBER 4 UPDATE:
The Lenoir County Health Department is reporting its 21st death in the county of a resident who had tested positive for COVID-19.
The patient was younger than 65 with underlying health conditions.
To protect the families’ privacy, no further information will be released.
In Lenoir County, there have been nine reported fatalities of residents with COVID-19 in the past 11 days.
“This has been a tough week for our community with the announcement of several deaths, so it is hard to have to say today we have another grieving family,” Lenoir County Health Department Director Pamela Brown said.
Statewide, there have been 174,254 confirmed cases. Currently, 955 people are hospitalized due to the virus, and at least 2,839 people have died due to covid-19.
More COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed in counties across the east.
Jones County health officials reported two more deaths in the county, marking the 16th death.
Hertford, Greene and Edgecombe counties are also reporting one additional death each in those counties.
SEPTEMBER 3 UPDATE
Hyde County has seen its first deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health officials there are reporting that 3 people died from the virus.
“This is heartbreaking to our agency, and the staff wish to convey our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” stated Health Director Luana Gibbs.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Human Services has updated their latest COVID-19 numbers.
There have been 172,209 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 1,656 cases over the last day.
The state continues to report 858 hospitalizations from September 1st.
There have been 2,803 deaths as a result of COVID-19.
Pitt County is reporting another 144 cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours.
There are also 12 more COVID-19 related deaths reported across Eastern Carolina Thursday morning.
Nash County is reporting four more deaths. All of the patients are men with underlying conditions.
Onslow County health officials say they had their 15th death and 24th in Pasquotank. Hertford County is reporting 17 deaths.
Both Wilson and Wayne County health officials are reporting two more deaths each, marking the 55th and 38th death respectively.
SEPTEMBER 3 UPDATE
Edgecombe County health officials are reporting three more COVID-19 related deaths.
The county now says 23 people have died from complications related to the virus. No additional information on the patients was provided.
SEPTEMBER 1 UPDATE
North Carolina added another 2,100 cases of COVID-19 over the course of 24 hours.
The Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 169,425 cases of the virus.
953 people are hospitalized and there have been 2,741 deaths.
The state COVID-19 dashboard says that there was a case of inflated numbers for August 29th:
“On August 29, 2020, LabCorp submitted approximately 1,163 positive tests results for which the majority were completed during the first of half of August 2020. Because one person may have multiple tests, these tests represent 886 unique cases. This submission caused an artificially high number of cases reported for August 29. These 886 cases have now been distributed to the dates in August when they would have been reported to the state.”
Washington County health officials reported two more COVID-19 related deaths.
This marks the fifth and sixth deaths in the county. No information was provided about the patients.
Craven County has surpassed 1,000 cases and recorded its 27th death.
AUGUST 31 UPDATE
North Carolina logged another 1,186 cases of COVID-19 as we reach the end of August.
The state’s total for lab confirmed cases is now at 167,313.
There are 923 people currently hospitalized.
The state says that 2,702 people have died from the virus.
Pitt County has recorded over 150 more cases of COVID-19 since Friday and two more deaths.
Lenoir County announced its 19th death on Monday.
Lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in the state have grown by 2,585.
The total case number is now 165,076, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
965 are currently hospitalized.
Pitt County made a 147 case jump. Following behind is an 82 case jump in Nash County and a 26 case jump in Edgecombe County.
HHS data shows another death in Gates and Halifax Counties. Nash County also confirmed their 24th death.
AUGUST 28 UPDATE
Duplin County has reported two new deaths from the coronavirus.
On Friday afternoon, the county health department’s weekly update showed 52 deaths. State figures had been showing 50 deaths in the county.
State health officials say there were 1,415 new cases confirmed across North Carolina on Friday.
The state Department of Health and Human Services reported 162,491 positive cases.
DHHS also confirmed new deaths increased by 22, raising the number to 2,652.
Health officials in Bertie and Hertford counties are confirming additional deaths in each county.
Bertie County health officials confirmed the county’s sixth death. Officials say the patient was between 50-64 years old but did not provide any additional information.
Hertford County health officials reported their 15th death. No information about the patient was provided.
AUGUST 27 UPDATE
Lenoir County announced late Thursday afternoon that it has four news deaths from the coronavirus.
The health department says two of the people were over 65 and the other two were under 65 years of age. All four had underlying medical conditions, the county said.
That raises the death toll in Lenoir County to 18.
The latest stats from the state Department of Health and Human Services shows two new deaths in Pitt County from the virus.
DHHS says the county now has had 17 deaths and more than 3,000 cases. The county’s web site still lists only 15 deaths.
Duplin County also saw its 50th death from the virus on Thursday, according to state figures.
Statewide, there have been 2,630 deaths, an increase of 24 from Wednesday.
DHHS says there are now 161,076 positive cases in North Carolina, a 2,091 jump from the day before.
AUGUST 26TH STORY
Greene County says another resident has died from COVID-19.
The county health department says the victim, who was over 65, died Monday night. It is the county’s fourth death from the virus.
A half dozen other Eastern Carolina counties reported new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as well.
Edgecombe County health officials say three more people have died from complications related to COVID-19. That brings their total deaths to 20.
Camden, Halifax, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Wayne counties all reported an additional death from the virus.
Statewide, the Department of Health and Human Resources said 2,606 people have now died, while there are 158,985 cases in North Carolina.
Pitt County continues to see a spike in cases, with 89 new cases reported Wednesday morning.
AUGUST 25TH STORY
Lenoir County health officials confirmed two more deaths from the coronavirus.
This makes the county’s 13th and 14th fatalities. Both patients were over 65 with underlying medical conditions.
Lenoir County said these were their first deaths since July 15th. The county has had 735 positive cases to date.
Wayne County saw another jump in the number of deaths from COVID-19.
The county says there were four additional deaths, bringing their total number of deaths so far to 50.
Wayne County also experienced an increase in the number of positive cases to 2,764.
Onslow County also confirmed its 14th death from the virus, while across the state there have been 2,570 deaths.
The state Department of Health and Human Services says cases in the state have hit 157,741for North Carolina.
Pitt County experienced a spike in new cases.
The total number of positive cases in the county is now 2,766 cases, which is up 96 from Monday. No additional deaths have been reported in Pitt County.
AUGUST 25TH UPDATE
Craven County confirmed two additional COVID-19 deaths.
The county health department said Monday afternoon that there were now 26 deaths in the county.
One resident tested positive on August 6th and died on Friday, while the other received a positive test on August 16th and passed away on Saturday. Health officials say both had underlying medical problems.
Hertford County health officials are reporting an additional COVID-19 related death.
County health officials did not provide any information about the patient. This marks the county’s 13th death.
Across the state, there have been 2,535 deaths.
The state Department of Health and Human Services says as of Monday there have been 156,396 positive cases of the virus.