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COVID-19: More deaths reported as cases spike

Here are the latest state COVID-19 updates.
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Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 1:43 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 23, 2020 at 9:11 AM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - More COVID-19 related deaths are reported across the east, as hospitalizations and cases continue to spike.

Nash County saw the biggest jump in deaths from over the weekend, with nine additional deaths reported. That brings the death toll to 104 since the pandemic began.

Onslow County health officials are reporting two more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 29 in the county. The county saw a spike in cases, with 110 new cases confirmed since Saturday.

Pitt County also saw a jump in cases. Over the weekend, 140 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the total to 7,457 since the pandemic began.

COUNTYCASESDEATHS
Beaufort County1,61053
Bertie County84322
Camden County1684
Carteret County1,65919
Chowan County58018
Craven County2,87168
Currituck County3045
Dare County (includes non-residents)9664
Duplin County3,19560
Edgecombe County2,38079
Gates County1945
Greene County1,12822
Halifax County1,82534
Hertford County93740
Hyde County1835
Jones County27820
Lenoir County1,93553
Martin County78724
Nash County4,211104
Northampton County78127
Onslow County4,76939
Pamlico County3783
Pasquotank County1.02035
Perquimans County3104
Pitt County7,45744
Tyrrell County1403
Washington County2978
Wayne County5,403110
Wilson County3,74879

NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE

For the sixth day in a row, our state saw a record number of residents in the hospital with coronavirus.

Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows 1,590 people are currently hospitalized as of Saturday.

The total number of cases is now 332,261—a 3,415 jump from Friday.

Nash County has four new deaths, bringing their total to 85, according to the NCDHHS.

Onslow County leads with the highest case rise of 106, Wayne follows is with an increase of 46, and Pitt is behind them at 32 more cases.

For the fifth day in a row, North Carolina set a new record for the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.

New figures out Friday afternoon show there were 1,571 hospitalizations, five more than on Thursday.

DAILY HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
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The state has been setting records all week, not only with hospitalizations but also with the most number of new cases in a single day.

Across the state there were 43 more deaths reported on Friday, increasing the death toll to 4,979.

New deaths were reported in Beaufort, Hertford, and Onslow counties.

State health officials said there were now 3,28,846 positive cases of the virus in North Carolina, a jump of 3,688 since Thursday.

NOVEMBER 19TH UPDATE

More deaths have been reported in Eastern Carolina, one day after the state recorded its highest daily new case count.

Craven County health officials say one resident who had underlying health conditions died. This marks the county’s 68th death. Currently, 11 people are hospitalized with the virus and there are 196 active cases.

Wayne County is reporting its 110th death. There are currently 276 active cases in the county with an estimated 4,504 recoveries.

The death toll in Wilson County has climbed to 79, which is five more just this week. Health officials say there are 343 active cases, with an estimated 3,292 recoveries since the pandemic began.

North Carolina set two new records on Thursday in the battle against COVID-19.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources said the number of new cases reached 4,296, while the number of people in the hospital with the virus hit 1,538. Both are record numbers.

The number of hospitalizations in the state has now hit record highs for the past four days.

There are now 325,158 positive cases and there have been 4,936 deaths.

Edgecombe County health officials are reporting an additional four deaths, bringing the total to 79 in the county. There have been 2,239 cases reported since the pandemic began and among those cases, 2,009 people have recovered.

In Carteret County, health officials late Thursday announced two more deaths. Both residents were in their 70s, according to the county, who said they also had preexisting health conditions.

Carteret County now has had 19 deaths from the virus.

Nash and Wayne counties both said two more of their residents have died from the virus, while Currituck, Halifax, Jones, and Martin counties all reported one new death.

NOVEMBER 18TH UPDATE

The number of people in the hospital with coronavirus hit a new record for the third day in a row.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday morning there were 1,537 hospitalizations because of COVID-19 across the state. On Tuesday, a new record was set with 1,501 in the hospital.

The number of people hospitalized has been climbing since last Wednesday when the number stood at 1,267.

Also on Wednesday, the number of people with the virus took another big jump. DHHS says an additional 3,367 new cases were confirmed, bringing the statewide total to 320,862.

State health officials said another 46 deaths can be related to the virus. The state’s death toll now sits at 4,898.

NOVEMBER 17TH UPDATE

State health officials say North Carolina again hit a new record for the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.

The Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday there were 1,501 hospitalizations, compared to 1,424 on Monday.

Within the past 24 hours, DHHS said there were 186 people admitted as COVID-19 patients and that hospitals still had 5,533 empty beds that were staffed.

Also on Tuesday, there were 3,288 more people with the virus than reported the day before. Statewide that now stands at 317,495 people who have tested positive.

There were 38 new deaths in the state, for a total of 4,852.

Here in Eastern Carolina, new deaths were reported in Halifax, Lenoir, Northampton, and Wayne counties.

Here is a county-by-county update:

NOVEMBER 16 UPDATE

The number of people hospitalized in North Carolina with the coronavirus hit a new high on Monday.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said there were 1,424 hospitalizations due to the virus. The previous record of 1,423 was set last Thursday.

DHHS said there were 1,972 new cases on Monday, bringing the total to 314,207.

Deaths continue to climb as well.

Wayne County saw three new deaths on Monday, Craven County had two more, while Beaufort, Greene, and Nash counties had one new death apiece.

Statewide, there have been 4,814 deaths from the virus.

NOVEMBER 15 UPDATE:

Cases of coronavirus continue to climb here in North Carolina and across the country.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting a total of 312,235 confirmed Coronavirus cases Sunday.

There have been 3,117 newly-reported COVID-19 cases since Saturday, and there are currently 1,395 people hospitalized—a decrease of 30 from Saturday.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in the state is 4,806.

NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE:

Two Eastern Carolina counties are reporting more deaths from the coronavirus.

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services reports two additional deaths in Gates County, bringing its total to five.

Wayne County has one new death, bringing its total to 102—the highest death toll in the East.

The highest COVID-19 case jumps were in Pitt County; jumping 91 since Friday, and following behind is Onslow County with a rise of 60 and Craven County with an increase of 46.

Total cases for North Carolina have now reached 309,118; 2,885 more from Friday.

1,425 are currently hospitalized.

Here is a county-by-county update:

NOVEMBER 13 UPDATE:

Two Eastern Carolina counties report both have four new COVID-19 deaths on Friday.

Lenoir County late in the afternoon announced one resident under 65 and three over 65 has passed away from the virus.

All four had underlying health conditions, according to the health department.

Lenoir County’s death toll is now at 51.

Duplin County now has 60 deaths, an increase of four from earlier in the week. No information was released about those new victims.

Hertford County reported two new deaths, increasing its total to 38.

Beaufort, Halifax, Martin, Nash, Northampton, and Wayne counties each have one additional death, according to stats from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

DHHS now says 4,720 North Carolinians have died from the virus, while total cases have reached 305,233.

NOVEMBER 12 UPDATE:

North Carolina saw another big jump in COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The Department of Health and Human Services said there were 2,893 new cases. On Wednesday, the state set a new record with the highest one-day jump in cases with 3,119.

The state now has 303,454 confirmed cases of the virus, while the death toll stands at 4,706.

Thursday afternoon, Carteret County announced its 17th death, while Greene County announced another death, bringing its total to 21.

NOVEMBER 11TH STORY

North Carolina had the highest one-day jump in coronavirus cases on Wednesday as the state surpassed 300,000 total cases.

The Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that there were 3,119 new cases reported. Overall there have been 300,561 cases in the state.

The number of deaths across the state continues to rise, as well. DHHS said 83 more people died from the virus. The death toll in North Carolina now sits at 4,698.

Governor Roy Cooper has mentioned in the past that local governments have the ability to do more if need be, in the fight against covid-19.

Vidant Medical Center released a statement in regards to the rise in cases.

And with the holidays approaching, local leaders emphasize taking the virus seriously and protecting one another.

Here in Eastern Carolina, Nash County had three more deaths reported on Wednesday, Wayne & Wilson counties with two additional, and Halifax County reported one new death.

NOVEMBER 10TH UPDATE

State health officials say there have been three more COVID-19 deaths in Pitt County since Monday.

The Department of Health and Human Services released the latest numbers from the pandemic late Tuesday morning.

The new deaths bring to 44 the number of fatalities in Pitt County.

Onslow County also saw an increase in its death toll. Two new deaths bring that county’s total to 35.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Lenoir County announced that its 47th resident had passed away. That victim was under 65 with underlying health conditions.

Martin County health officials are reporting an additional COVID-19 related death.

County health officials say the death toll is now at 22.

Across the state, there were 45 new deaths from the virus reported on Tuesday. The total now stands at 4,615.

DHHS also reports there are 297,442 confirmed positive cases, a 2,582 jump since Monday.

NOVEMBER 9TH UPDATE

Greene County late Monday afternoon reported four more deaths from COVID-19.

The county health department did not release any additional information about the deaths.

Last month, six residents of a Snow Hill nursing home died from the virus, according to state records.

The new fatalities raise the county’s death toll to 20.

Neighboring Lenoir County late in the afternoon announced three more of its residents had passed away. All three were over 65 with underlying health conditions, according to the health department.

Lenoir County now has 46 deaths from the virus.

Craven County reported its 65 death Monday morning. The resident, who tested positive last Monday died this Monday morning.

The state now has seen 4,615 people die as a result of the pandemic.

For the first time in a week, the number of new daily cases in North Carolina dropped below 2,000.

The Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday there were 1,521 new cases, compared to 2,094 the day before.

The last time new cases were this low happened last Monday when North Carolina had 1,336 new cases.

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DHHS says there are now 294,860 confirmed cases of the virus in the state.

NOVEMBER 8 UPDATE

Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows that the number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 6.2% overnight bringing the total number of confirmed cases in North Carolina to 293,339.

NCDHHS shows a total of 4,607 confirmed deaths from COVID-19.

There are currently 1,147 people hospitalized and 4,351,935 tests have been completed

Three new deaths have been reported in Wayne County.

Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows this brings their total deaths from COVID-19 to 99, the highest death toll in the East.

State coronavirus cases increased another 2,676 Saturday.

NCDHHS shows a total of 291,245 total positive cases.

The highest case rises were in Pitt County with 72, bringing their total to 6,624, Onslow County with 45, bringing their total to 3,844, and Nash County with 42, bringing their total to 3,739.

NOVEMBER 6 UPDATE

North Carolina inched closer Friday to a single day reporting of 3,000 new cases of COVID-19.

NCDHHS says that there were 2,908 cases of lab-confirmed cases bringing the total for our state to 288,569.

There have been 4,582 deaths from the virus.

Currently, there are 1,161 people hospitalized.

Wayne County saw four additional deaths.

Chowan County saw two more deaths.

Craven & Halifax counties are each reporting an additional death.

NOVEMBER 5 UPDATE

Seven different Eastern Carolina counties saw more fatalities from the coronavirus on Thursday.

The Department of Health and Human Services reported 41 new deaths across the state, bringing North Carolina’s death toll to 4,548.

Chowan, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Martin, Onslow, and Wayne counties all had an additional death due to the virus.

DHHS also reports 2,859 news cases on Thursday, the second-highest jump since they began tracking the virus. The state now says 285,661 positive cases have been confirmed.

NOVEMBER 4 UPDATE

State health officials say more than 2,400 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Tuesday.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said there are now 282,802 cases of the virus, compared to 280,377 the day before.

Deaths also took another significant jump with 50 more fatalities. DHHS now says 4,507 people have died as a result of the pandemic.

Here in Eastern Carolina, Wayne County saw three new deaths, Chowan County is reporting two additional deaths, while Craven, and Halifax counties have one new death each.

NOVEMBER 3RD UPDATE

A staggering number of new COVID-19 deaths were reported Tuesday here in Eastern Carolina.

Wayne County reported seven additional deaths, bringing their death toll to 88.

In neighboring Wilson County, four more people have died from the virus. There are now 70 deaths there.

Nash and Northampton counties saw three new deaths apiece. Nash County now has 83 fatalities, while Northampton with 23.

Other Eastern Carolina deaths:

  • Beaufort County - 1. Total now is 47 deaths
  • Edgecombe County - 1. Total now is 67 deaths
  • Greene County - 1. Total now is 16 deaths
  • Halifax County - 1. Total now is 28 deaths
  • Martin County - 1. Total now is 20 deaths

Statewide, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said there have been 4,457 deaths from the virus, 67 more than on Monday.

The state now has 280,377 positive cases from the virus.

NOVEMBER 2ND UPDATE

Six Eastern North Carolina counties are reporting additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Greene County late Monday afternoon announced two more deaths from the virus. The county now has 16th fatalities.

Carteret County health officials are reporting the county’s 15th death. Officials say the person was in their 60′s and had pre-existing health conditions. The patient died on Halloween.

In Lenior County, they recorded their 43rd death from the virus. The latest victim was over 65 with underlying health conditions.

Beaufort County is reporting its 46th death. There are currently 126 active cases in the county and 1,271 recoveries, according to health officials.

Another death was also reported in Northampton County, marking the county’s 20th death. There are currently 35 active cases in the county and 544 recoveries.

Lastly, Onslow County health officials are reporting the 32nd death in the county since the pandemic began.

Statewide, health officials say there were 1,336 new cases of the virus on Monday, bringing the total to 278,028.

The number of deaths in North Carolina now stands at 4,390

NOVEMBER 1 UPDATE

Coronavirus cases continue to rise here in North Carolina.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health, COVID-19 cases have gone up 6% overnight.

The total number of confirmed cases as of Sunday afternoon is 276,692.

The total number of confirmed deaths is 4,383 and there are currently 1,122 people hospitalized.

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE

Three new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the east.

Data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows one new death in Chowan County, bringing their total to 12

Two new deaths were also reported in Pitt County, bringing their total to 41.

The highest case jumps were in Pitt County, with 54, Wilson County, with 48, and Wayne County with 46.

Total state coronavirus cases have now reached 274,635, a 2,805 jump from Friday.

OCTOBER 30 UPDATE

More Eastern Carolina counties are reporting COVID-19 related deaths.

Nash County saw four new deaths, bringing its total to 80, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

At the same time, Onslow County reported two new deaths, as did Beaufort County.

That raises the total deaths in Onslow County to 31, while Beaufort County has 45.

Both Carteret and Craven counties reported new deaths on Friday too.

Across the state, Friday saw 49 additional deaths, bringing the total to 4,332.

The state also saw another high number of new cases with 2,809. North Carolina now has 271,830 confirmed cases of the virus.

OCTOBER 29 UPDATE

A record high number of daily COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

DHHS says there were 2,885 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

There are 1,181 people hospitalized with the virus in North Carolina.

There have been 4,283 deaths associated with the virus.

North Carolina has had 269,021 confirmed cases of Coronaviurs.

More Eastern Carolina counties are reporting additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Edgecombe County health officials are reporting an additional three deaths. There have been a total of 65 deaths in the county since the pandemic began and 1,673 recoveries.

There are two more deaths reported in Lenoir County, bringing the total now to 42. Of the county’s 1,453 confirmed cases, 1,260 have recovered.

Lastly, Wilson County health officials are reporting an additional two new deaths, bringing the total to 66.

Across the state, there have been 266,136 cases, an increase of 2,253 since yesterday. There have been 4,236 virus-related deaths and 1,193 people are currently hospitalized.

Here is a county-by-county update:

OCTOBER 27 UPDATE

The state has updated its dashboard with the latest COVID-19 figures.

The Department of Health and Human Services says there are currently 263,883 confirmed cases of the virus.

2,141 of those cases were logged in the last day.

There have ben 4,211 deaths associated with the virus.

Currently there are 1,214 people hospitalized.

Lenoir County reported two more deaths on Tuesday bringing their total to 42.

Wayne and Wilson counties are reporting one more death. Wayne’s total is now at 80 and Wilson’s is at 63.

OCTOBER 26 UPDATE

Multiple counties in Eastern North Carolina are reporting new COVID-19 deaths.

Beaufort County health officials are reporting two new deaths, bringing the total to 43 in the county since the pandemic began. There are currently 166 active cases and 1,188 recoveries.

In Edgecombe County, the death toll is now up to 62.

Martin County is also reporting an additional death, marking 19 in the county. There are currently 44 active cases and 584 recoveries.

OCTOBER 26 UPDATE

Two Eastern Carolina counties each reported three new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday.

Craven County now has 60 deaths.

County health officials say one resident died Friday, and two more on Sunday. All had underlying health conditions.

Nash County also reported three new deaths, bringing their total to 72. One was a man in his late 80s and another was a woman in her early 70s. There was no information released on the third death.

Monday afternoon, Lenior County said it had its 40th death. The victim was a resident over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says there are now 4,170 deaths, and 261,742 confirmed cases of the virus in the state.

OCTOBER 25 UPDATE

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 260,099 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Sunday afternoon. That is

1,807 newly reported cases since Saturday.

There have been 3,834,686 completed tests and there are currently 1,148 people currently hospitalized.

The total number of deaths is 4,157 confirmed.

OCTOBER 24 UPDATE

Two counties in the east are reporting deaths from COVID-19 Saturday.

Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports two more deaths in Halifax County, bringing their total to 27, and one more death in Onslow County, bringing their total to 28.

Total cases for the state have now reached 258,292, according to NCDHHS.

Cases rises were highest in Wayne County 106, Pitt County with 105, and Onslow County with 96.

OCTOBER 23 UPDATE

Seven more deaths have been reported across Eastern Carolina connected to COVID-19.

Health officials are reporting more deaths in Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Lenoir, and Wilson counties.

More cases have been reported in Beaufort, Carteret, Dare, Lenoir, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.

OCTOBER 22 UPDATE

Several Eastern Carolina counties saw more COVID-19 deaths reported on Thursday.

The state Department of Health & Human Services says Pitt County has three new deaths, bringing their total to 38.

Nash County reported four more deaths. The county now has 70 deaths.

Beaufort County health officials are reporting the county’s 40th death. That’s up two deaths since Wednesday. Of the 1,354 cases in the county, 1,114 people have recovered.

Onslow County is reporting an additional death, bringing the total to 27. There have been 3,039 cases in the county since the pandemic began, but 2,625 people have recovered.

Lastly, Pasquotank County health officials are reporting two more deaths. There have been a total of 35 in the county. There are currently 105 active cases and 690 recoveries.

Statewide, DHHS said there were 50 new deaths since Wednesday. The total now stands at 4,082, while the state has seen 252,992 confirmed cases, a 2,400 increase.

OCTOBER 21 UPDATE

North Carolina surpassed 4,000 COVID-19 deaths, while at the same time reaching more than a quarter of a million positive tests.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday afternoon released new virus statistics.

DHHS says 4,032 people have now died in the state, while there have been 250,592 people with the virus.

Two more Beaufort County residents have died, bringing the total to 38.

Health officials have not provided any details about the patients.

Bertie County is reporting two more deaths as well, bringing the total to 19.

Also on Wednesday, Nash County confirmed two new deaths. One victim was a man in his early 80 and the other a man in his late 80s. Both had underlying health conditions.

Craven County reported its 57th death, while Carteret County announced it had another death, raising its total to 13. Health officials say this resident was in their 80s with preexisting health conditions.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, there are more than 1,200 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

OCTOBER 20th UPDATE

Nash County saw three more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

The county health department says one victim was a man in his late 50s, another a woman in her early 90s, and the third was a woman in her late 90s. All three had underlying health conditions.

Nash County now has 64 deaths from the virus.

Craven County has seen another COVID-19 death, the sixth one reported this week.

The county health department says the resident had underlying health conditions and passed away on Monday.

It marks the 56th death in the county. On Monday, health officials announced five deaths in Craven County from the virus.

Wayne County reported two more deaths on Tuesday, raising its total to 79.

Across the state, the death toll has increased to 3,992, and North Carolina now has 248,750 positive COVID-19 cases.

OCTOBER 19TH UPDATE

There’s been another jump in the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Craven & Lenoir counties.

The Craven County Health Department says five new deaths were reported to them Monday morning.

Four of the deaths happened Friday and the fifth occurred Monday morning. The county had two deaths last week.

Craven County now had 55 deaths from the virus.

Lenoir County on Monday confirmed three new deaths. One resident was under the age of 65, while the other two were over 65. All three had underlying health conditions, the county health department said.

The county’s death toll from the virus now stands at 38.

Late Monday afternoon, Bertie County announced three new deaths. County health officials say those deaths were related to an outbreak at Three Rivers Health and Rehabilitation in Windsor.

Nash County reported two more deaths, bringing their today deaths to 61.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 1142 residents are hospitalized with COVID-19.

NCDHHS is also reporting more than 247,172 confirmed cases and 3,892 deaths in the state.

OCTOBER 18 UPDATE

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting a total number of 246,028 confirmed Coronavirus cases Sunday afternoon.

That is 2,303 newly reported cases from Saturday.

There have been 3,609,035 completed tests and there are currently 1,129 people hospitalized.

3,934 deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed.

Two counties in the East are reporting new deaths from coronavirus for Saturday.

The Department of Health and Human Services' data shows Greene County has three additional deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 18.

Wayne County also shows one new death, with a total of 77.

Total state coronavirus cases have jumped by 2,012 since Friday.

North Carolina now has 243,725 positive cases, according to NCDHHS.

Hospitalizations have now reached 1,140.

OCTOBER 16 UPDATE

North Carolina hit a new record of coronavirus cases on Friday once again.

The Department of Health and Human Services said there were 2,684 new cases, compared to 2,532 new cases on Thursday.

Overall, there are now 241,623 positive cases in the state.

Multiple Eastern Carolina counties reported new deaths on Friday.

Chowan County doubled the number of deaths there with five new fatalities from the virus.

In Greene County, two more people have died. On Thursday they reported six new deaths.

Nash County has two additional deaths, while Halifax, Hertford, and Martin counties all have an additional death.

OCTOBER 15 UPDATE

Greene County nearly doubled the number of COVID-19 deaths on Thursday with the addition of six new deaths.

The county health director says all of the victims were older than 65 and had underlying medical conditions.

Greene County now had reported 13 deaths from the virus.

Beaufort County has seen five new COVID-19 deaths over the past two days while the state has experienced its largest daily jump in positive cases.

New data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows Beaufort County has three new deaths as of Thursday. DHHS reported the county had two new deaths on Wednesday.

Halifax, Lenoir, Nash, Wayne, and Wilson counties all reported one additional death on Thursday.

Statewide there have been 3,874 deaths from the virus.

DHHS saw 2,532 new cases on Thursday, the highest single daily increase since the pandemic started. Overall, there are now 238,939 confirmed cases in North Carolina.

OCTOBER 14TH UPDATE

Beaufort County saw two more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

The state Department of Health and Human Services says the county now has 32 deaths.

Several other Eastern Carolina counties also reported one additional fatality each from the virus.

  • Carteret County now has 11 deaths
  • Chowan County now has 5 deaths
  • Halifax County now has 23 deaths
  • Nash County now has 57 deaths
  • Wayne County now has 75 deaths

DHHS says since Tuesday there were 40 additional deaths across the state, bringing the total to 3,856.

The number of positive cases continues to trend upward. State health officials said there were 1,926 new cases on Wednesday, with the total now being 236,407 cases to date.

OCTOBER 13TH UPDATE

Several Eastern Carolina counties reported new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

Figures from the state Department of Health and Human Services says Wilson County had three additional people die, bringing their total deaths to 61.

Pitt County had two more deaths, making their total 35.

Craven County also reported two new deaths Tuesday morning.

The county health department says both residents had underlying health conditions and passed away on Monday. Craven County now has 50 deaths from the virus.

Beaufort County health officials reported another fatality, marking the county’s 30th death.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Carteret County announced a resident in the 80s died last week, raising their death toll to 10.

In Jones County, another death was also reported, bringing the total to 19 since the pandemic began.

Martin and Northampton counties are reporting one additional death in each county. That brings the county’s total to 17 and 18, respectively.

DHHS says the state is up to 3,816 deaths, an increase of 43 since Monday.

For the second day in a row, hospitalizations topped 1,100 patients. The state said there were 1,103 people in the hospital with the virus.

So far, there have been 234,481 confirmed cases in the state.

OCTOBER 12 UPDATE

One Eastern Carolina county Monday afternoon reported three additional deaths from COVID-19.

The Nash County Health Department says the victims were a man in his early 60s, a woman in her early 90s, and a woman in her late 60s. All three had underlying health conditions.

The county now has had 56 deaths from the virus.

Bertie County health officials are reporting the county’s 14th death. No information about the patient was released. There are currently 27 active cases in the county, with 603 recoveries.

Edgecombe County health officials are reporting the 59th death in the county. Officials say there have been 1,232 recoveries in the county.

Hospitalizations from the coronavirus hit a two-month high on Monday.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources said there were 1,109 people in the hospital due to the virus.

For the past week, the number of people in the hospital has been increasing after remaining steady for two weeks.

On Sunday, there were 1,045 hospitalizations across the state.

Statewide, there are 232,747 confirmed cases and 3,773 deaths.

Two Eastern North Carolina counties are reporting additional COVID-19 related deaths.

OCTOBER 11 UPDATE

Cases for the state of North Carolina have reached 231,471, according to state data.

That’s a 1,719 jump from Saturday.

NCDHHS data shows Nash County leads in case increases with 45, Onslow County increased by 41, and Pitt County rose by 37.

OCTOBER 10 UPDATE

State data shows total coronavirus cases for the state have now reached 229,752.

That’s a 2,321 jump from Friday.

Beaufort County has one new death reported for Saturday, according to data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; bringing their total to 29.

Pitt County saw the highest COVID-19 case increase with 64. Following behind is Wayne County with 49 and Nash County with 46.

1,034 are currently hospitalized.

OCTOBER 9 UPDATE

Four Eastern Carolina counties saw new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday.

The Nash County Health Department says two people there died. The latest, the county’s 52nd victim, was in his mid-60s and had underlying health conditions.

Health officials say Duplin, Hertford, & Wayne counties each reported one additional death.

Duplin County reported their 55th death, Hertford County now has 34, and Wayne County 74.

Statewide, there have now been 3,747 deaths in North Carolina, an increase of 25 since Thursday.

DHHS says 227,431 people in the state have tested positive for the virus.

OCTOBER 8TH UPDATE

Craven County reported more deaths from the coronavirus Thursday afternoon.

One victim died on Wednesday and the other Thursday morning. Both had underlying health conditions, according to the health department.

Since Monday, Craven County has reported seven new deaths, bringing their total to 48.

Late Thursday afternoon, Lenoir County announced their 34th death. County health officials say a resident over 65 with underlying health conditions had passed away.

Deaths in Bertie County have reached 13 after numbers released show two more fatalities in that county.

In Greene County, an additional death brings to 17 the number of fatalities from the virus there.

Another death in Wilson County pushed their death toll to 58.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said across North Carolina there are now 3,722 deaths, 29 more than on Wednesday.

DHHS says there are now 225,397 confirmed cases of the virus in the Tar Heel state.

OCTOBER 7 UPDATE

Five Eastern Carolina counties reported more deaths on Wednesday from the coronavirus.

Nash County announced Wednesday they have had two new deaths. Health officials say one victim in her late 80s and the other in her mid-90s. Both had underlying health conditions.

Late in the afternoon, Greene County health officials said the county had its sixth death from the virus. A person who was older than 65-years-old died Tuesday night.

Craven County confirmed its 46th death. The person, who had underlying health conditions, passed away on Tuesday.

In Currituck County, they reported their fourth death related to the virus.

Martin County health officials confirmed an additional death, bringing the total to 16 in the county.

This is the fourth new death in the county this week. No information was released about the patient.

Across the state, there have been 3,693 deaths from COVID-19 and now 222,969 confirmed cases.

OCTOBER 6 UPDATE

Martin County health officials are reporting two new deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in the county to 15.

Hertford, Nash, and Wayne counties also confirmed two more of their residents have died on Tuesday. This raises Hertford County to 33 deaths, while Wayne County now has 73 deaths.

Nash County said one of their victims was a woman in her early 80s, while the other was a man in his late 70s. Both victims had underlying health conditions.

Beaufort County health officials are also reporting an additional COVID-19 related death, as did Craven, and Halifax counties.

North Carolina is now reporting 3,670 deaths across the state and 221,258 positive cases of the virus.

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE

Craven County saw four additional deaths this past weekend from the coronavirus.

County health officials say all four victims had underlying health conditions and that the deaths occurred on Friday, Saturday, and two on Sunday.

This brings the county’s death toll to 44.

Nash County confirmed two more deaths, raising their total to 46.

One Nash County victim, in her early 60s, died Saturday, while the other was a man in his early 70s who passed away on Sunday. Both had underlying health conditions.

Martin County health officials are reporting another COVID-19 related death.

This marks the county’s 13th death since the pandemic began. There have been 513 cases reported in the county, with 67 active and 433 recovered.

Carteret County officials say now nine people have died. The most recent death was a person in their 80′s with pre-existing conditions.

Across North Carolina, there have been 3,637 deaths so far and 219,754 cases of the virus.

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE

State data shows total coronavirus cases for the state have jumped 610 from Saturday,

The total is now 217,496, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The highest case rises in the east were in Pitt County with 23, Nash falls next with 18, and Duplin and Edgecombe tie at 17.

OCTOBER 3 UPDATE

Four counties have reported new deaths from COVID-19.

State data shows Pitt County leads with four additional deaths for Saturday. Craven, Hertford, and Wilson Counties have also announced one new death each.

A total of 216,886 positive coronavirus cases have been reported, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. That’s an increase of 2,182 from Friday.

Craven County rose 65 cases, Nash rose 44, and Greene rose 32 new cases; the highest three, county case rises in the East for Saturday.

OCTOBER 2 UPDATE

Multiple Eastern North Carolina counties are reporting more COVID-19 related deaths.

Beaufort County saw another death from the virus, bringing their death toll to 27.

Carteret County said a person in their 70s with preexisting health conditions passed away on Friday, raising their total to 7 deaths.

Nash County health officials reported their 44th death. Officials say it was a man in his late 90′s with underlying health conditions.

Onslow County also had another resident die from COVID-19. That raised their total to 26.

Wilson County health officials reported two more deaths, bringing the total to 56. Wayne County also reported two additional deaths, bringing the total there to 71.

The state said there have been 3,608 deaths from the virus, and a total of 214,684 positive cases.

OCTOBER 1 UPDATE

Pitt County has surpassed 5,000 coronavirus cases.

The state Department of Health and Human Resources says as of Thursday afternoon the county had 5,019 confirmed cases, an increase of 43 new cases since the day before.

The county has the most positive cases in Eastern Carolina. Deaths from the virus in Pitt County remain at 29.

Several other counties did see increases in the number of deaths on Thursday.

  • Beaufort County reported an additional death, its 26th so far
  • Bertie County recorded an additional death, bringing its total to 11
  • Craven County reported its 40th death
  • Halifax County had two new deaths, bringing their total to 21
  • Martin County now has 12 deaths
  • Pasquotank County reported two new deaths, raising their death toll to 33
  • Wilson County now has 54 deaths

Statewide, DHHS says there have now been 3,579 deaths from the virus and a total of 212,909 positive cases.

SEPTEMBER 30 UPDATE

Carteret County on Wednesday reported another death from COVID-19.

A person in their 60s with several underlying health conditions passed away on Friday. This makes the county’s seventh death.

Nash County health officials say a man in his early 30′s died from complications related to COVID-19.

This marks the county’s 43rd death since the pandemic began. County health leaders did not mention any underlying health conditions, which they have done with previous deaths.

Bertie County health officials are reporting their 10th death. Officials say the patient was between the ages of 50-64 years old.

Beaufort, Edgecombe and Wilson counties are also reporting additional deaths.

Statewide, there have been 3,532 deaths and 210,632 cases of the virus.

SEPTEMBER 29 UPDATE

Seven Eastern Carolina counties on Tuesday reported additional COVID-19 deaths.

Edgecombe County health officials say four more people there have died. The total number of deaths in the county since the pandemic began is now 55.

Craven County says three more of its residents passed away. The first happened on Saturday and the two others occurred on Sunday. The county now has had 39 deaths from the virus.

Wilson County now has 52 deaths with an additional three fatalities being reported on Tuesday.

Other counties with deaths are:

  • Wayne County - 2 new deaths
  • Beaufort County - 1 new death
  • Chowan County - 1 new death
  • Hertford County - 1 new death

Across the state, there have been 3,494 deaths and 209,137 confirmed cases.

SEPTEMBER 29 UPDATE

Three Eastern Carolina counties are reporting more COVID-19 related deaths.

Monday afternoon, Craven County said two more people there have passed away. The first died Friday, while the other victim passed away on Saturday.

Craven County now has had 36 deaths from the virus.

Lenoir County health officials say a person over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions is their 33rd death.

Jones County says they now have 18 deaths since the pandemic began.

In Nash County, a man in his early 70s with underlying health conditions died on Sunday, bringing their deaths to 42.

Across the state, there have been 3,445 COVID-19 deaths and 208,248 confirmed cases.

SEPTEMBER 27 UPDATE

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in North Carolina. According to the NCDHHS, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases is 207,380.

The total number of confirmed deaths is 3,441

There have been 2,974,052 completed tests and there are currently 917 hospitalized.

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE

Eastern Carolina counties' COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, now with 206,090 total cases.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports 914 are currently hospitalized.

Pitt County’s coronavirus cases have grown by 200. Behind them is Craven County with a growth of 135 and a rise of 37 in Nash County.

One additional death has been reported in Hertford as well as Lenoir County.

September 25 Update

The state has updated its COVID-19 numbers as counties in the east report more deaths.

The state says there have been 204,331 cases of COVID-19 with 903 hospitalizations.

There have 3,409 deaths in North Carolina from the virus.

Pitt County added 157 more cases of the virus including 2 more deaths according to the state’s website.

Lenoir County is reporting is 32nd death from the virus. County health officials say the patient was younger than 65 with underlying health complications.

Beaufort County health officials say two more people died from complications related to the virus. Of the 1,024 cases in the county, 167 are currently active. Officials say 834 people have recovered.

One more person has died in Bertie County, bringing the total number of deaths there to 9. There are currently 11 active cases in the county and 540 recoveries.

Duplin County health officials are reporting an additional death and Edgecombe County health officials are reporting six additional deaths, bringing the total to 54 and 51 respectively.

SEPTEMBER 24 UPDATE

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.