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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (7-9-20)

Press Release:

7/8/2020 Beaufort County, NC
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.

The following information is as of 6:30pm.

    Case Statistics
Confirmed Cases
Active Cases
Worldwide7.6 Billion11,922,399 (+145,449)4,869,072 (+40,041)546,325 (+4,015)6,507,002 (+101,393)
USA330 Million3,035,337 (+51,376)1,966,819 (+50,605)132,042 (+774)936,476
NC10.4 Million77,687 (+1,397)20,926 (+1,397)1,462 (+16)55,318
Beaufort Co.47,000123 (+6)23 (+1)199 (+5)
*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*

  • NC has total 77,687 confirmed cases, with 1,462 deaths. Our state currently has 20,926 active cases and 994 hospitalizations.
  • Beaufort County has had a total of 123 cases, with 23 currently active, and currently 1 hospitalization. All 6 of our newest cases were symptomatic at the time of their test. Thirty-five (35) of our total positives were asymptomatic at the time of their test. Investigation of these known cases have concluded:
    • (82) cases are attributed to direct contact with another known positive case.
    • (2) cases were related to travel to a known outbreak area.
    • (33) cases are attributed to community spread.
    • (6) cases are still under investigation.
  • All active cases are self-isolating.
  • Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Bertie, (152), Beaufort (123), Bladen (411), Brunswick (713), Carteret (121), Camden (34), Chowan (31), Columbus (577), Craven (411), Currituck (22), Dare (82), Duplin (1,620), Edgecombe (352), Gates (28), Greene (192), Halifax (349), Hertford (174), Hyde (23), Jones (39), Lenoir (401), Martin (153), New Hanover (1,325), Northampton (209), Onslow (367), Pamlico (28), Pasquotank (233), Pender (314), Perquimans (37), Pitt (858) Sampson (1,134), Tyrrell (30), Washington (43), Wayne (1,935) and Wilson (855). Mecklenburg (13,489), Wake (6,471), and Durham (4,208) counties have the most cases.

    Re-Opening Timeline / Guidelines
    Below is a summary of our states plan for a phased reopening. Please note that these timelines / guidelines are subject to change based on case trends and / or additional executive orders.

    Phase II (Will begin at 5pm Friday, 5/22 and continue through 7/22)

    Governor Cooper has announced that North Carolina's Phase II "Safer at Home" order has been extended for 3 additional weeks (thru 7/22).

    Today's announcement also included an executive order requiring individuals above the age of 11 to wear a face covering while in public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are permitted for those individuals with medical issues that prohibit the use these coverings.

    Additional details pertaining to today's Executive Order announcement can be found in the attached documents titled "Cooper EO 147 Phase II Extension", "NCDHHS Interim Guidance on Face Coverings" and "EO 147 FAQ".

  • Lift the Stay-at-Home order. Restaurants and Personal Care Services must follow safety protocols including the potential need to reduce capacity (Bar & Fitness Centers will remain closed under Executive Order 141)
  • Increase number of people allowed at gatherings
  • Recommend face coverings in public spaces when 6 ft of distancing isn't possible.

    Additional information about Phase II can be found using the following link:

    Additional Business / Employer Guidance can also be found by using the following link:

    The Governor and the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association also introduced Count on Me NC, a free online training program to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses learn the best ways to protect customers and employees from COVID-19, which can be found at:

    Phase III (Could begin June 26, 2020 and July 12, 2020.)

  • Increased capacity at Restaurants, Bars, Other Businesses, Houses of Worship & Entertainment Venues.
  • Further increase the number of people allowed at gatherings.


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