COVID-19 case count update

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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In Dare County, the cumulative COVID-19 positive case count is 520, eight of which are active cases among Dare residents. Those residents are in home isolation.

Of the 520 cases, 278 are residents and 242 are non-residents. Currently, one non-resident remains hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications.

Dare County received notification Tuesday, Sept. 22 that a third resident has died from COVID-19. This individual was hospitalized out of the area and died from complications associated with COVID-19 infection.

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Since the last Dare County DHHS update issued Friday, September 18, there have been 10 new positive cases. Of these 10 cases, seven are residents and three are non-residents.

Over the past seven weeks, Dare County has seen lower numbers of new COVID-19 cases as compared to the number of cases in July and early August. “While this is encouraging, it does not mean the COVID-19 virus is not in our community,” states the release from Dare’s Department of Health and Human Services .

“We are seeing more activities starting back up including some youth and adult sports and fall events,” states the release. “Participating in recreational activities is good for both mental and physical health though anytime you interact with others outside your family unit it increases your risk of exposure. This does not mean you should not participate in those activities but it does mean you need to be extra cautious and aware and follow the guidance to help protect you, your family and others from the spread of COVID-19. Please be responsible and follow the 3Ws to help reduce the spread COVID-19.”

Peak Resources in Nags Head is reporting four cases of COVID-19.

In North Carolina, the cumulative COVID case total is 195,549 with 1,168 new cases reported Sept. 22. Hospitalizations were reported at 905 patients. The seven-day rolling average is just about a straight line. Across the state, 3,286 deaths have been recorded.

In Hyde County, 127 total COVID19 cases have been counted, of which only one is an active positive case. The county’s health department is reporting five COVID-19 related deaths, of which four are assigned to Cross Creek Healthcare in Swan Quarter. Cross Creek is reporting 11 staff infected and 23 residents for a total of 32 cases.

In Tyrrell County, the case total increased by three to 116. Recoveries number 111. Two deaths have been recorded in the county.

Albemarle Regional Health Services reports the following information as of Sept. 22:

Camden: 111 lab-confirmed cases, a four-case increase. Eleven cases are active. Deaths number three.

Currituck: 170 cases, an increase of 24 cases from Sept. 18. Some 53 cases are active. One death has been reported. Currituck House is still reporting one staffer and three residents with COVID-19. Currituck Health and Rehab reports two staff members with COVID-19.

Pasquotank: 683 cases, an increase of 36 cases. Active cases number 113. Some 31 people have died of COVID-19. No new deaths were noted as of Sept. 22. At Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation one staffer and one resident have COVID-19.

WaterBrooke LTCF Assisted Living has eight staff members and 19 residents infected. Seven residents have died, according to the state’s Congregant Living Report dated Sept. 22, 2020.