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Six COVID-19 Deaths In Onslow County In The Past Week, Vaccinations Increase


Since last Monday, Onslow County reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  Of those, two were less than 65 years of age without underlying conditions. The recent fatalities bring Onslow's total number of deaths to 227. The number of active cases in the county has dropped by 976 cases since last Thursday.  Onslow Health Director Kristen Richmond Hoover said in a news release that Onslow has at least 17 open outbreaks and clusters of cases. Of those, 3 are congregate living sites, 2 are day care centers, and 1 location is a workplace.   About 2,000 people received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the past seven days.  About 57% of Onslow County’s population have received a COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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.