Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page
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Pitt County Coronavirus Information Hotline: 252-902-2300
Online Coronavirus information request form, www.PittCountyNC.gov/COVIDinfo
Pitt County is following the North Carolina Governor's Executive Orders, to view, CLICK HERE
- To learn more about North Carolina's strategy to fight COVID-19, CLICK HERE
Total cases include all laboratory confirmed cases since March 19, 2020. Many of these cases have now recovered and are no longer considered active. The following represents Pitt County's current active and estimated recovered** cases.
- CURRENT ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN PITT COUNTY (Last 2 weeks): 331 (updated 10/26/2022 from NC DHHS website)
- CASES ESTIMATED RECOVERED**: 60,914 (updated 10/26/2022 from NC DHHS website)
- DEATHS = 276
- 331 CURRENT ACTIVE CASES + 62,388 CASES ESTIMATED RECOVERED + 276 DEATHS = 62,995 TOTAL CASES (updated 10/26/2022 from NC DHHS website)
**RECOVERED means more than simply “feeling better” – there are many factors that go into determining what a full recovery is. Since there is not yet a universal standard on what it means to be “fully recovered” from COVID-19, we are only reporting “estimated and assumed” recoveries. Recovered estimates are manually calculated and only updated periodically, as time and data permit. Recovery estimation is calculated by taking the date a person was tested and adding 15 days (the 14 days CDC recommends waiting after infection +1). This calculation will overestimate recovery for some (if they actually recovered in less than 14 days) and underestimate it for others (if in some cases it took more than 15 days to recover). Note: Deaths are not included in the recovered count.
NOTE: The above information will be updated weekly as the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updates their website. The most recent information can be found by visiting the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Data Dashboard at COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard | NC COVID-19 (ncdhhs.gov) and clicking on Pitt County. To view the most up to date case counts, visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/cases. To view the most up to date vaccination information, visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/vaccinations.
The Pitt County ComPACT Study
- To view all archived COVID-19 media from Pitt County, CLICK HERE
- The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington
- Referenced in a White House press briefing as the "Chris Murray Model," the IHME has produced COVID-19 projections for every nation in the World, and every State in the United states
- To view the latest COVID-19 projections, CLICK HERE
Stressed? Need to talk? Call the HOPE4NC Helpline 1-855-587-3463 or CLICK HERE.
Integrated Family Services, PLLC (IFS) has expanded their services to include Crisis Chat, an online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention service for the Trillium coverage area. Please click here to find out more detailed information regarding this service.
Mobile Crisis Team
When a person experiences a behavioral health crisis, a member of the Mobile Crisis Team will respond and meet the person wherever it may be - at home, at school, at work on in the community. Please click here to find out more detailed information regarding this service.
GET THE FAQ’S
- For answers to some of the most Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding the Coronavirus, CLICK HERE.
INFORMATION ON CLOTH FACE COVERINGS
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to study the spread and effects of COVID-19 across the United States, and has provided updated guidance on using cloth face coverings
- It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
- To view the CDC guidelines on cloth face coverings, CLICK HERE.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things as we stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.
If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash
- Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people
- Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating.
2-1-1 INFORMATION HOTLINE
We can help you find ...
- Food, housing, and utility assistance
- health care services
- Counseling, mental health, and substance abuse services
- Senior services
- Education and employment assistance
- Financial education and credit counseling
- Disaster services
ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES
- The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is here to help you navigate this unprecedented event
- To view all services available from the SBTDC, CLICK HERE.
- Washing your hands is one of the most important and effective ways to prevent the spread of disease
- For a short video on proper hand washing CLICK HERE
- Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. Make sure to stay informed with FEMA’s updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response, CLICK HERE.
Tobacco Use and COVID-19
- Individuals who smoke or vape are at greater risk of developing complications from COVID-19.
- A person’s health begins to improve in as little as 20 minutes after quitting smoking.
- Need help quitting? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.QuitlineNC.com .
INFORMATION FOR THE DEAF and HARD OF HEARING
- To view a special message from NC Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about the COVID-19, CLICK HERE.
- To view a special message from NC Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing about taking care of yourself during COVID-19 outbreak, CLICK HERE.
- Spread Prevention Information: For information how you can help stop the spread of germs, CLICK HERE
- Coronavirus Hotline: If you have specific questions or concerns related to Coronavirus, call 866-462-3821 for more information. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. You can also submit questions online by selecting Chat at www.ncpoisoncontrol.org.
- MANUFACTURED MASKS: If you, your business, or organization has new, unused masks or other manufactured protective personal equipment (PPE’s), please contact Pitt County Emergency Management (PCEM) by calling 252-902-3950, or CLICK HERE to message them and arrange for pickup or delivery. These items will be used by first responders as part of front-line response efforts. (Specifically preferred are: N95 masks - surgical masks - face shields - gowns - and shoe covers)
- CLOTH MASKS: If you, your sewing group, or other organization would like to make or donate cloth masks, please contact Churches Outreach Network by calling 252-717-9600, or CLICK HERE to message them and arrange for pickup or delivery. These items will be distributed to the public, for use in everyday environments that are not high-risk.
(IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT provide donations to either location if you are sick)
For more information of COVID-19, please visit the following links:
- NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health: https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/cd/diseases/COVID19.html
- Centers of Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html