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Onslow County Sets Daily Record For New Positive Cases

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Onslow County set a new one-day record for COVID-19 cases.  A total of 317 cases were reported Wednesday.  That breaks the previous record of 278, which was set on Jan. 5, 2021. The total number of positive cases since the pandemic began is now at 20,552. The county's test positivity rate is now at 13.6%.  According to a news release, the spike in COVID-19 cases is mostly among people who are unvaccinated.  Onslow Health officials urged everyone to take precautions to protect their health, including getting a vaccine. Vaccinations increased 2% in the county since last week.  Over 45% of Onslow County residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 

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.