Updated COVID-19 case counts

Published 6:43 am Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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The cumulative total COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 477.

Ten active cases are among county residents who are in home isolation. Three resident cases are in isolation outside Dare County.

Of the 477 cases, 256 are residents and 221 are non-residents.

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Since Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, 12 new cases were posted. Of these 12 cases, nine are residents and three are non-residents.

States the update, “given the current population in Dare County and the level of activity and interactions, we are seeing relatively low numbers of new cases. This is encouraging and shows the effectiveness of taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

This past week, 444 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were performed in Dare County by local healthcare providers. This brings the total number of tests performed since early March to 11,313.

Over the past two weeks, there has been a drop in the number of COVID-19 diagnostic tests performed. This drop in testing also corresponds to a reduction in the number of individuals presenting to the emergency department and urgent care centers with COVID-19 related symptoms. There were 22 positive cases between August 31 and September 6. The percent of positive tests to overall tests in Dare County since testing began in early March increased slightly this week to 4.16%. The percent positive to total tests for the past week alone also increased to 4.96%.

The testing guidelines in North Carolina have not changed despite some recent language changes in the CDC testing guidance for COVID-19. Anyone who wishes to be tested for COVID-19 can get a test.

As of Tuesday, afternoon, Hyde County is reporting 113 total cases. Active positive cases number 35. Three deaths have been recorded in the county.

As of Tuesday, North Carolina shows Cross Creek Health Center in Swan Quarter as having 11 staffers and 21 residents with COVID-19. Three of those residents have died, according to the NCDHHS report. Details from local health officials about this outbreak are not available.

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 reported three deaths.

Currituck County had 116 lab-confirmed cases, with 23 active and 93 recovered. No deaths have been recorded for Currituck County. As of Sept. 8, the state is reporting that Currituck House has four staffers and 10 residents with COVID-19.

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

On Sept. 7, no changes were reported in Tyrrell County, which has three active cases. The cumulative total of cases in the county is 110, with 107 recovered. Two deaths have occurred in Tyrrell County.