COVID-19 update: Case numbers continue upward

Published 7:32 am Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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COVID-19 new case numbers continue to grow in Dare County and North Carolina.

Dare County

As of Nov. 2, the total, cumulative COVID-19 positive case count in Dare County is 714, of which are 47 active cases among residents of Dare County. Of those active cases, 43 are in home isolation and three residents are hospitalized with complications from the coronavirus.

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Of the 680 cases, 387 are residents and 300 are non-residents, of which three are in isolation in Dare County.

In October 2020, Dare County added 152 new cases to the total, lab-confirmed cases.

As of Nov. 1, Dare County Schools has reported one positive case, which was reported previously as an adult who came into contact with six students on a school bus. All are in quarantine.

Hyde County

As of Nov. 2, Hyde County Health Department reports a cumulative total of 178 lab-confirmed cases, of which two are active. One of those active cases is reported in the Hyde County Correctional Institute.

Tyrrell County

On Nov. 1, the Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health reported Tyrrell with 134 lab-confirmed cases. Three deaths have been recorded in Tyrrell County. One active case is in the county.

Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank counties

As of Nov. 2, 2020, Albemarle Regional Health Services has published the following case information:

Camden: 144 lab-confirmed cases, up by one case. Some 30 cases are active, and 111 people have recovered. Three deaths have been reported.

Currituck: 227 lab-confirmed cases. Some 10 cases are active. Four deaths are recorded. Pasquotank: 907 lab-confirmed cases. Active cases number 146, while 35 people have died.

On Nov. 2, North Carolina had a cumulative total of COVID-19 cases of 278,028. The chart for new cases looks like ridges and swales, up one day down the next. Hospitalizations number 1,146 patients. Deaths now total 4,390 North Carolinians. The daily positivity rate of positive tests to tests is 6.2%.