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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (12-7-20)

Press Release:

12/6/2020 Beaufort County, NC
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.

The following information is as of 4pm.

    Case Statistics
Confirmed Cases
Active Cases
Worldwide7.6 Billion66,913,062
USA330 Million14,705,821
NC10.4 Million394,990
Beaufort Co.47,0001,867
*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*

  • NC has had a total 394,990 confirmed cases, with 5,543 deaths. Our state currently has 73,727 active cases and 2,191 hospitalizations.
    • Beaufort County has had a total of 1,867 cases, with 267 currently active, 4 of which are hospitalized.
  • All active cases are self-isolating.
  • Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Bertie, (968), Beaufort (1,867), Bladen (1,441), Brunswick (3,311), Carteret (1,914), Camden (203), Chowan (680), Columbus (2,883), Craven (3,491), Currituck (402), Dare (718), Duplin (3,523), Edgecombe (2,690), Gates (249), Greene (1,270), Halifax (2,137), Hertford (1,058), Hyde (190), Jones (302), Lenoir (2,409), Martin (923), New Hanover (7,550), Northampton (878), Onslow (6,011), Pamlico (437), Pasquotank (1,172), Pender (2,0012), Perquimans (371), Pitt (8,641) Sampson (3,915), Tyrrell (144), Washington (339), Wayne (6,124) and Wilson (4,348). Mecklenburg (46,983), Wake (31,640), Guilford (18,149), Forsyth (14,729) and Durham (11,867) counties have the most cases.

A Message from NCDHHS Director Mandy Cohen (12/5)
    In less than a week, we went from exceeding 5,000 new cases reported in one day to exceeding 6,000. This is very worrisome. We are seeing our highest rates of tests that come back positive despite the fact we are doing a lot of testing. This indicates we have even more viral spread across our state right now. We have record numbers of hospitalizations and people in the ICU. I am asking each North Carolinian to take personal responsibility for their actions and slowing the spread of this virus. Always wear a mask when with people you don't live with, keep your distance from other people and wash your hands often. We are looking at what further actions we can take as a state to protect North Carolinians and save lives.

    Beaufort County Statistics
    Please use the following link for the latest statistics pertaining to Beaufort County cases:

    Beaufort County NC COVID Surveillance

    ** This link can also be found on the Beaufort County Health Departmentís Webpage. **

    NC Community Spread Map
    North Carolina health officials are utilizing a county alert system to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of COVID-19 spread. This new map uses metrics informed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force and North Carolina's key metrics to categorize counties into three tiers

  • Yellow: Significant community spread
  • Orange: Substantial community spread
  • Red: Critical community spread

    Health officials are using a mix of criteria to determine what tier is assigned to a county. According to the state, a county must meet the threshold of case rate for that tier and meet the threshold for either percent positive or hospital impact in that county.

    Counties that do not meet criteria for orange or red tier are categorized as being in the yellow tier and should continue to be vigilant to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

    This map of North Carolina below shows which counties are in what tiers.

    There is significant community spread.
    These counties should continue to be vigilant to prevent further spread of COVID-19, but they do not meet orange or red criteria

    There is substantial community spread.
    These counties have a case rate that is between 101-200 new cases per capita in 14 days with at least 21 cases in 14 days.

    The percent positive date is between 8% and 10%, or there is a moderate impact on county hospital(s).

    There is critical community spread.
    These counties have a case rate that is greater than 200 new cases per capita in 14 days with at least 42 cases in 14 days.

    The percent positive date is greater than 10%, or there is a high impact on county hospital(s).

    Re-Opening Timeline / Guidelines
    Governor Cooper issued a new Executive Order (EO 180) today, increasing face covering requirements to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19.

    This new order can be viewed by clicking HERE.

    Phase 3 (Will continue through Dec. 4th)

    Governor Cooper has announced that North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 through Friday, 12/4. This continuation will also reduce indoor gatherings (social, community and family) from 25 people to 10. Additional information will be shared in forthcoming updates.

    Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to this latest order can be found using the link below.


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