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.