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Carteret County Announces Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths


The Carteret County Department of Human Services said in a news release Tuesday that two residents, one in their 80s and the other in their 60s, died from complications of COVID-19.  Both had underlying health conditions and were hospitalized when they passed away.  The recent fatalities brings Carteret’s total number of deaths to 76 since the pandemic began.  The county also announced 76 new cases since Monday for a total of 7,588 cases. As of Tuesday, 16 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus.  COVID-19 vaccinations are available by appointment through the Carteret County Health Department at no cost to people age 12 and older.

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.