12/23/2020 Beaufort County, NC
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.
The following information is as of 4:30pm.
|*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*|
Beaufort County Statistics
- NC has had a total 488,902 confirmed cases, with 6,291 deaths. Our state currently has 79,123 active cases and 3,001 hospitalizations.
- Beaufort County has had a total of 2,253 cases, with 350 currently active, 14 of which are hospitalized.
- All active cases are self-isolating.
- Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Bertie, (1,130), Beaufort (2,253), Bladen (1,677), Brunswick (3,983), Carteret (2,453), Camden (254), Chowan (761), Columbus (3,289), Craven (4,614), Currituck (574), Dare (888), Duplin (3,953), Edgecombe (3,060), Gates (314), Greene (1,454), Halifax (2,594), Hertford (1,252), Hyde (247), Jones (365), Lenoir (2,957), Martin (1,193), New Hanover (8,882), Northampton (981), Onslow (7,865), Pamlico (500), Pasquotank (1,524), Pender (2,503), Perquimans (467), Pitt (10,385) Sampson (4,565), Tyrrell (162), Washington (389), Wayne (6,981) and Wilson (5,116). Mecklenburg (57,131), Wake (39,278), Guilford (22,437), Forsyth (18,770), Gaston (13,914) and Durham (13,775) counties have the most cases.
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 Department’s Webpage.**
The Health Department received its first allotment of the COVID vaccine yesterday. Due to limited supplies, and in accordance with federal and state recommendations, the administration of this vaccine is being prioritized to health care providers with the greatest chance of providing direct care to COVID patients and the general public. (ie. doctors, nurses, ems personnel etc.; also known as Phase 1-A) Vaccinations of individuals that meet these criteria have begun in Beaufort County.
Please continue to monitor Beaufort County's Health Department webpage and social media sites for information / announcements pertaining to our transition to the next phase of vaccinations (1-B). Group 1-B will include the following:
- People of all ages with comorbid and underlying conditions that put them at significantly higher risk
- Older adults living in congregate or overcrowded settings
Beaufort County's Health Department has compiled a library of information pertaining to COVID vaccines. This information will be kept current, and can be found by using the link below or by visiting the their webpage.
NC Community Spread Map (Updated: 12/8)
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 has announced that North Carolina will move to a modified "Stay at Home Early Closure Order" beginning at 5p Friday, December 11th. (Executive Order 181). This new order will institute a statewide curfew and restrictions upon movement of persons between the hours of 10pm and 5am daily, with the following exceptions:
- Travel to or from a place of work when a worker's presence is required by the worker's employer;
- Travel for work purposes;
- Performing work at the workplace or other location directed by the employer when the worker's presence is required by the worker's employer;
- Travel to obtain groceries, take-out food, medical care, fuel, health care supplies, or social services;
- Travel from a business that closed at or after 10:00 PM;
- Travel to a business that will open at or after 5:00 AM;
- Travel to take care of a family member, friend, or pet in another household;
- Travel necessary for purposes of personal safety;
- Travel into or out of the State;
- Travel required by law enforcement or court order; and
- Using or providing shared transportation (including without limitation taxicabs, ride shares, buses, trains, airplanes, and travel to airports, train stations, or bus stations)
In addition, this new order will require retailers / businesses to stop alcohol sales at 9pm, and close between the hours of 10pm and 5am.
A copy of today's new Executive Order has been attached to today's email, and can be viewed by visiting HERE
Executive Order 181 will remain in effect through 5pm on January 8th, 2020