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State and local COVID-19 update

Across North Carolina, COVID-19 continues to spread. Vaccinations are moving forward.

The Albemarle Region Health District has switched to appointments to administer vaccines.

Dare County has filled its available appointments through Feb. 6 for administering vaccinations to those 75 years of age or older who were on the county’s waiting list. The appointment numbers are based on anticipated vaccine shipments from North Carolina.

Those 75 years of age or older who would like to be vaccinated, should go to darenc.com/covid19 for the registration form or call 252-475-5008 for assistance.

Dare County – Total cumulative COVID-19 positive cases in Dare County are 2,094, including 21 cases reported on Tuesday, Jan. 12. On Monday, Jan. 11, 11 cases were added. On Sunday, Jan. 10, a record 75 cases were added to the total. Saturday, Jan. 9, 30 cases were added. Friday, Jan. 8, the county added 18 new cases. On Thursday, Jan. 7, some 57 additional cases were reported. In five days, the caseload increased by 191.

Active positive cases number 203 persons.

Six Dare Countians have died from coronavirus.
In Dare County, 952 people have received first vaccine doses and 110 people have had the second dose, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Hyde County – Hyde County active positive cases continue to increase. The state is sending employees from the Department of Health and Human Services to help the Hyde County Health Department deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

The most recent figures put out by the county are from Jan. 8. The county’s health department counted a cumulative total of 491 cases. Of those, 142 are active positive.

Deaths from coronavirus in Hyde County remain at five.

In Hyde County, first vaccine doses have been delivered to 191 people and one person completed the second dose, reports the state’s dashboard.

Tyrrell County – On Jan. 11, Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Health District reported that Tyrrell County’s total cumulative case number is now 209. Some 175 people have recovered. On Jan. 11, 30 people had active positive cases. Four individuals have died in the county due to coronavirus.

The Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Health District is vaccinating those 75 years and older. Start the registration process by calling 252-793-3023 or register at mtwdistricthealth.org/phase-1b-group-1-registration/. Once a person has registered, district staff will call to arrange an appointment.

Tyrrell County now has 23 people who have received first doses and two have completed the second dose, according to the state’s dashboard.

Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank counties – Albemarle Regional Health Services has developed an online registration form for individuals to register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The focus for vaccinations during the week of Jan. 19 through Jan. 22 is on individuals 75 years of age and older.

To register, go to arhs-nc.org/information/COVID-19/vaccines or call 252-338-WELL (252-338-9355) or get in touch with local health departments. Once registered, individuals will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

The health service has set vaccine allocations for each county as follows: Bertie 300; Camden 200; Chowan 300; Currituck 500; Gates 200; Hertford 400; Pasquotank 600; and Perquimans 300.

On Jan. 11, 2021, Albemarle Regional Health Services published the following case information:

Camden: 360 lab-confirmed cases, with 75 cases now active. Camden County has lost five people to the coronavirus. Vaccine shots were administered to 540 people in Camden County.

Currituck: 764 total lab-confirmed cases. Some 344 cases are active. Currituck County has lost 11 people to coronavirus. Vaccinations have been administered to 1,500.

Pasquotank: 2,069 lab-confirmed cases. Active cases number 559. COVID-related deaths in the county number 59 people. Vaccine shots were administered to 2,285 people in Pasquotank County over two days.

The cumulative total cases for the eight-county region stands at 8,280 cases. The active number of cases in the region is 1,753. Across the region, 188 people have died of coronavirus. Total number of vaccine shots in the region is 8,025.

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