Hyde reports three deaths due to coronavirus

Published 8:00 am Saturday, September 5, 2020

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On Sept. 3, 2020, Hyde County Health Department announced that three individuals within the county had died as a result of the coronavirus.

“This is heartbreaking to our agency, and the staff wish to convey our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” stated Luana Gibbs, Hyde health director.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services congregate living report issued Friday afternoon, the outbreak at Cross Creek Health Care is up to 32 cases, including 11 staff members and 21 residents, three of which have died.

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These are the first deaths reported for Hyde County since the start of the pandemic.

Overall, Hyde County has reported 108 cases since the start of the pandemic. Some 70 of those individuals have recovered. As of Sept. 4, 35 cases remain active.

In Dare County, the total number of lab-confirmed positive cases is 465 as of Sept. 4.

Of that total, Dare residents represent 247 cases, of which 236 have recovered and nine cases remain active and all are in home isolation. No one is hospitalized. Two deaths have occurred.

In Dare, overall, non-residents represent 218 of the positive cases. Some 168 have recovered, two are in isolation in Dare County and 48 have transferred to home locations.

The Albemarle Regional Health Services issued the following information on Friday, Sept. 4:

Camden County had 102 lab-confirmed cases with 19 active and 80 recovered. Camden County has had three deaths.

Currituck County had 116 lab-confirmed cases, with 23 active and 93 recovered. No deaths have been recorded for Currituck County.

Pasquotank County had 587 lab-confirmed cases, of which 469 have recovered and 91 remain active. The county has recorded 24 deaths.

As of Friday, Sept. 4, Albemarle Regional Health Services reports that Currituck House, an assisted living facility, has four staff and 10 residents who have tested positive. In a posting on Facebook, Currituck House issued the following statement: “These individuals are being treated in isolation by their primary care providers and are being monitored closely . . .

“As we continue to partner with the local health department to monitor and maintain the wellness of our community, we will continue to conduct regular testing of our community. As always, we will keep in close contact with residents’ families during this process.”

In Tyrrell County as of Sept. 4, 2020, cases numbered 110, with 103 recoveries and two deaths.

In North Carolina, total number of lab-confirmed cases reached 174,254.

Hospitalizations are 955. The number of people in hospitals has hovered in the 900 range since Aug. 24.

Across North Carolina, 2,839 individuals have died due to the coronavirus.