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COVID-19 regional update

At the Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 17, board Chair Robert L. Woodard addressed dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic:

“Our country needs a healing. We need to work together with one another. We need to respect one another.”

He offered five steps for dealing with the stress from the pandemic: take a break; connect with others; exercise; maintain a healthy diet; and get sleep and rest.

In Dare County on Aug. 21, lab-confirmed cases totaled 415 with 310 recovered.

Residents account for 224 cases and non-residents 191.

Some 19 resident cases are active, including 15 in home isolation, three in isolation outside Dare County and one in a hospital.

Non-residents in isolation in home counties number 81. Three people are in isolation in Dare County.

Age ranges of all 415 positive cases are: 17 and under, 54; 18 to 24 years, 94; 25 to 49 years, 143; 50 to 64 years, 77; and 65 and over, 47.

In Hyde County, 73 positive cases were reported at 3 p.m., Aug. 21. Of those cases, 24 are active, with 49 recoveries. Of the total, three staff members and two residents at Cross Creek Healthcare, a long-term care facility, are included.

In Tyrrell County, the Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department reported 105 lab-confirmed positive cases as of Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Of the total, 102 cases have recovered. Two deaths associated with COVID-19 have occurred in Tyrrell County.

As of 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, Albemarle Regional Health Services provided updated data of lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases:

Camden County: 83 lab-confirmed cases with 25 active, 56 recovered and two deaths.

Currituck County: 88 lab-confirmed cases with 12 active and 76 recovered.

Pasquotank County: 483 lab-confirmed cases with 66 active, 394 recovered and 23 deaths.

On Friday, Aug. 21, North Carolina reported 151,912 laboratory-confirmed cases, an increase of 2,008 cases. The state reported 29 additional deaths from COVID-19. Hospitalizations, which are stable and slightly declining, decreased by eight people.

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