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Onslow County reports four new COVID-19 deaths, one-day case record

Onslow County reports four new COVID-19 deaths, one-day case record

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) — Onslow County has reported new sobering statistics about the effect of omicron on the area.

Onslow County officials say four more people have died from COVID-19 as of Monday.

Onslow County Health Director Kristen Hoover says three out of four people who died were over the age of 65. They all had underlying health problems.

Health officials also share that a new one-day COVID-19 case record has been set in the province. On Tuesday, 898 cases were reported, which is a record for Onslow County.

The previous record was 756 cases were reported on Friday, 177 more than the previous record set on Monday.

Onslow County reports that there are 3,313 active cases of COVID-19 in the county on Thursday as the testing positivity rate jumped to 29%. Officials also say there are currently 14 outbreaks and clusters in Onslow County, three more since Monday.

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