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Onslow reports uptick in COVID-19 cases, two more deaths


Almost 300 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Onslow County in the past week, causing the positivity rate to jump by over three points from last Thursday’s report to 7.7%. Onslow also reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths. Both individuals were over 65 and had underlying health conditions. According to a news release, the number of active cases is at 388, and the fatality count has risen to 276. Onslow County’s percentage of population with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to outpace the statewide trend. Data shows that more than 67% of eligible Onslow residents have received at least one dose compared to 62% of the population statewide.

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.