Onslow County reported Monday two new deaths attributed to COVID-19. 169 people have died due to the virus in the county since the pandemic began. Since August 9th, Onslow has had over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases. The county’s positive test rate has reached over 15% while the state’s positive test rate is at about 13%. In a news release, Onslow health officials say that the spike in cases is mostly among the unvaccinated, but that everyone should take precautions to protect their health, including getting vaccinated. The county is still offering all three brands of the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis at the Onslow County Health Department.