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Carteret County Sees Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The Carteret County Health Department said Friday they are seeing an increase in new coronavirus cases.  According to a news release, there have been 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported since June 1st.  For comparison, Carteret County had 37 confirmed cases from March 20 (date of first positive case) to May 31.  The health department said several contributing factors are likely leading to the uptick in cases, such as increased testing, reduced use of face coverings and physical distancing, large gatherings and increased exposure at the workplace.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.