COVID-19 by the numbers

Published 4:22 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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In Bulletin No. 59, Dare County announced three new cases of COVID-19. The new cases were added over the weekend to the number posted on the county’s website,

Total cases in Dare County number 21 as of May 12. All three new cases are Dare County residents and contracted the virus by direct contact.

Of the 21 cases, 16 patients have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared, one died and four are active. Active means an individual currently has the COVID-19 virus and is being monitored daily by the health department. Of the six active cases, one is hospitalized outside the area and the other five are recovering in home isolation.

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In North Carolina, current cases number 15,346 as of Tuesday, May 12. This is an increase of 301 cases since Monday, May 11.

Recorded deaths are 577 individuals, showing an increase of 30 deaths. Hospitalizations fluctuate. The number stands at 475, an increase of 33. The state is reporting 202,244 completed tests.

Of the 577 deaths in North Carolina, 359 fatalities were recorded in congregant living facilities, which are nursing homes, residential care facilities, correctional institutions and others.

North Carolina is now posting coronavirus cases by zip code. The zip code plotting lags behind the numbers posted on the state and/or county websites.

In Dare County, 15 cases out of 21 recorded by the county are posted: Nags Head, five cases plus one death; Kitty Hawk, seven cases; Kill Devil Hills, one case; Avon, one case. For Stumpy Point, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo, cases are suppressed where the population is less than five hundred and there are less than five cases. Other zip codes in Dare do not show a case of COVID-10.

In Currituck County, Moyock has recorded six cases, Powells Point, 1; Currituck, 1 and Knots Island, one for a total of nine cases.

Tyrrell County cases number five.

Hyde County has had one case recorded in Swan Quarter.

On Monday, North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen announced that the state has an estimated 9,115 recovered cases, with hospitalized patients deemed recovered after 28 days and non-hospitalized patients recovered after 14 days. She stressed that the figures when posted are estimates only.



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