470 inmates at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s according to the Wednesday figures from Wayne County Government. As of Wednesday morning, there were 651 total cases of coronavirus recorded in Wayne County, and that number includes the cases associated with the local prison. Wayne County is also reporting 40 positive cases of COVID-19 at congregate living facilities in Wayne County. When you break down the latest numbers, Wayne County has recorded 141 COVID-19 cases outside of congregate living facilities. Ten people have died from the virus in Wayne County.
This week, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services started releasing information on which congregate living facilities were experiencing an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus. Those numbers will be updated on the NCDHHS website on Tuesdays and Fridays starting May 1. According to the NCDHHS report, the local congregate living facilities with a COVID-19 outbreak are as follows:
- Brookdale Berkeley Boulevard – 5 lab-confirmed cases – 0 deaths
- Brookdale Country Day – 3 lab-confirmed cases – 1 death
- Mount Olive Center – 31 lab-confirmed cases – 4 deaths
Also, two congregate living facilities in Lenoir County are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks:
- Spring Arbor of Kinston – 4 lab-confirmed cases – 0 deaths
- NC State Veterans Home in Kinston – 4 lab-confirmed cases – 1 death
North Carolina has recorded 9,948 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. 345 of those cases have resulted in death.