COVID-19 reported in two Dare high schools

Published 12:27 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020

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On Nov. 4, Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly sent a notice that Manteo High School had three laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Dare County Department of Health and Human Service identified 75 “stakeholders” as direct contacts. The school was closed Nov. 5 for deep cleaning and sanitizing. The stakeholders were to immediately begin quarantine.

On Nov. 5, the superintendent emailed another notice in the late afternoon that one laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 existed at First Flight High School. The health department’s contact tracers identified 30 “stakeholders” who were to immediately begin quarantine. The school was closed Nov. 6 for deep cleaning and sanitizing.

From Nov. 3 through Nov. 6, Dare County reported an additional 55 new cases.

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Residents who have contracted the virus now number a cumulative 452 with 393 recovered.

Some 55 residents are in home isolation.

On Nov. 6, Dare County reported four hospitalizations, up one patient. A non-resident is also hospitalized.

In North Carolina, new COVID-19 cases are trending upward. On Thursday, new cases totaled 2,858. On Friday, Nov. 6, new cases registered 2,908.

On Friday, across North Carolina 1,161 people are hospitalized. The number of patients in hospitals with COVID-19 is very slowly inching up.

As of Nov. 6, 4,582 North Carolinians have died from the coronavirus.

Hyde County – The health department reports on Nov. 6 a cumulative case total of 179, unchanged for three days. Two people have active cases. Five deaths in Hyde County are attributed to coronavirus.

Tyrrell County – Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Health District reports that Tyrrell County’s new case number as not changed and remains at 136 with 131 recovered. Two active cases exist as of Nov. 5.

Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank counties – As of Nov. 6, 2020, Albemarle Regional Health Services has published the following case information:

Camden: 145 lab-confirmed cases, up by one case. Some six cases are active, and 120 people have recovered. Three deaths have occurred.

Currituck: 240 lab-confirmed cases. Some 18 cases are active. Four deaths are recorded. Pasquotank: 916 lab-confirmed cases. Active cases number 28, while 35 people have died.