Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (7/31/2021) | Eastern North Carolina Now | The following information is as of 8pm

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

7/31/2021 Beaufort County, NC
Updates from our previous posting have been highlighted.

The following information was current as of 9:30pm and reflects changes that have occurred since Friday 7/23/21.

Our next update will be published on Friday 8/6. Daily COVID statistics will continue to be available Monday–Friday using the following link: Beaufort County NC COVID Surveillance

    Case Statistics
Confirmed Cases
Active Cases
Worldwide7.6 Billion198,177,782
USA330 Million35,688,506
NC10.4 Million1,048,076
Beaufort Co.47,0004,822
*Text in red or green indicates changes since our last update.*

  • NC has had a total 1,048,076 confirmed cases, with 13,635 deaths. Our state currently has 28,676 active cases and 1,168 hospitalizations.
    • Beaufort County has had a total of 4,822 cases, with 62 currently active, 2 of which is hospitalized.
  • All active cases are self-isolating.
  • Eastern NC counties with total confirmed cases include: Beaufort (4,822), Bertie (1,814), Bladen (3,769), Brunswick (9,857), Camden (705), Carteret (5,399), Chowan (1,542), Columbus (6,903), Craven (9,660), Currituck (1,638), Dare (2,363), Duplin (6,729), Edgecombe (5,849), Gates (763), Greene (2,502), Halifax (5,818), Hertford (2,133), Hyde (673), Jones (924), Lenoir (6,392), Martin (2,412), New Hanover (20,112), Northampton (1,928), Onslow (18,767), Pamlico (1,143), Pasquotank (3,496), Pender (5,827), Perquimans (1,055), Pitt (21,303) Sampson (8,413), Tyrrell (338) Washington (1,148), Wayne (11,881) and Wilson (10,110). Mecklenburg (119,119), Wake (92,635), Guilford (49,826) counties have the most cases.

    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 Department’s Webpage.*

    Vaccine Opportunities
    Immediate Appointments Available

    Beaufort County’s Health Department has appointments available beginning Wednesday 8/4 for individuals wishing to receive the Moderna, J&J or Pfizer vaccines. Appointments can be made by calling 252-940-6150 or using the following link HERE.

    The following Beaufort County providers are now offering vaccines:

    – Agape (Washington) Call: 252-940-0602 for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Beaufort County Health Department (Washington, Chocowinity & Aurora): Call 252-940-6150 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – O'Neals Pharmacy (Belhaven, Chocowinity, Washington): Call 252-946-9631 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Vidant Family Medicine (Aurora (252-322-4021), Chocowinity (252-946-9562) & Washington (252-975-2667)) Click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Vidant Internal Medicine (Washington): Call 252-946-2101 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Vidant Specialty Clinic (Belhaven): Call 252-943-0600 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Washington Women’s Care (Washington): Call 252-975-1188 or click HERE for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Walgreens (Washington): Call 252-940-1529 for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    – Walgreens (Belhaven): Call 252-943-6260 for more information and / or to schedule an appointment.

    A video tutorial of Vidant's scheduling process can be found HERE.

    Vaccine Information
    Please refer to the following links for safety information, side effects and effectiveness of each of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines.

    J&J Fact Sheet
    Moderna Fact Sheet
    Pfizer Fact Sheet

    Vaccine Eligibility
    NCDHHS has announced that individuals age 16 and up are now eligible to receive the vaccine. However, Pfizer is currently the only vaccine approved for this age group. Most of Beaufort County's Providers have Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, both of which are only approved for individuals 18 years of age and older.

    Pfizer vaccines are available at participating Walgreen Pharmacies as well as Vidant's Greenville Vaccine Clinic. (Please see above the contact information for these locations.)

    Beaufort County’s Vaccine Efforts
    As of Friday (7/30), approximately 47,079 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Beaufort County residents. 21,581 of our county’s residents have received their first dose and 20,096 residents have completed the two shot series.

    Beaufort County providers remain committed in our efforts to vaccinate all those who are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please continue to monitor HERE for updated information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the transitions as we move through the various phases of vaccination.

    Transportation Assistance to Vaccine Appointments
    Beaufort County remains committed to the goal of providing vaccinations to all eligible citizens as quickly as possible. If you have an appointment to receive the vaccine, and are unable to secure transportation to the vaccine site on your own, please call Beaufort Area Transit System (BATS) for assistance at (252) 946-5778.

    COVID Testing
    COVID testing is available as follows during the month of July:

  • Monday–Friday from 8:15–11:30am at Beaufort County’s Health Department (1436 Highland Dr., Washington, NC)

    "Find My Testing Place"
    Find a testing location near you by using the following link:

    NC Executive Orders
    A complete list of current NC Executive Orders can be found HERE.

    We have created a resource page that can accessed at:

    This resource page contains guidance for businesses, long term care facilities, families, and more.

    We are here to offer support and answer any questions or concerns. We are encouraging all community partners to share accurate information and promote it within your businesses, communities, and elsewhere. Beaufort County's website and Facebook page are great ways to stay up to date on accurate information.

  • Chris Newkirk
  • Deputy Director
  • Beaufort County Emergency Services
  • 1420 Highland Dr
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Office: (252) 940-6511
  • Cell: (252) 378-5352

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