New Hanover County has put in place additional restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, all boat ramps and marinas, both public and private, were closed until 5 p.m. April 13. Public beach accesses at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches and Masonboro Island remain closed.
These additional restrictions are specific to motorized boats and does not apply to kayaks, paddleboards or other nonmotorized boats. Commercial fishing operations, boating use by governmental entities for public safety, and maritime fuel are excluded from this order.
The restrictions were implemented at the direction of New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman and in collaboration with the mayors of Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Statewide, there were 2,870 cases and 33 deaths as of 11 a.m. Monday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dare County Department of Health and Human Services announced Sunday the county’s sixth positive test result for COVID-19. The individual could have contracted the virus through community spread.
Some in the community have asked for more information on travel patterns of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the county. “By law, patient confidentiality must be protected. In a small community such as Dare County, this means only limited information can be shared. Public health staff contacts individuals or facilities that may have had direct contact (6 feet or less for 10 minutes or greater) with an individual who tests positive as part of each contact tracing investigation,” according to the release.
Albemarle Regional Health Services, or ARHS, reported the following lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19: eight cases in Pasquotank; two each in Perquimans, Gates and Currituck; one in Chowan; two in Currituck; seven in Bertie; four in Hertford. ARHS has reported deaths in Hertford County and in Bertie County.
Beaufort County said Sunday it had 15 cases. Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health reported Sunday six cases in Washington County. Craven County reported at noon Monday 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Carteret County Health Department announced Monday the first confirmed COVID-19 death of a Carteret County resident, who died April 2 from complications associated with the virus. The county is reporting 18 positive cases as of 9 a.m. Monday.
Pamlico County had reported three cases, Onslow County 21 cases and one death and Pender County one case, according to the counties as of noon Monday.
New Hanover County health officials reported 47 total positive cases as of late Sunday afternoon.
In Brunswick County as of Monday, there are 24 positive cases and one death associated to COVID-19, according to the county.