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COVID-19 update: Appointments for Phase 3 workers can now be scheduled in Dare

In Dare County, appointments have opened for Phase 3 essential workers to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination.

The Dare County Tuesday update states: “we have good news to share this week regarding our vaccine allocation from the state. Our weekly allocation has been increased to 500 first doses per week for the next 3 weeks. Additionally, we have been approved for an extra 500 first doses this week and 1500 first doses next week in response to additional special event requests we submitted. With this increase in allocation we have successfully been able to offer appointments to those aged 65 and over who were on our waiting list and we are now ready to move to Phase 3, Essential Workers.

“Anyone who is an Essential Worker may now go to our website at darenc.com/covidvaccine to complete the vaccination request form. Staff will then call you to schedule an appointment, as appointments are available.

“Phase 3 Essential Workers as defined by the state are those who work in critical manufacturing, education, essential goods (including grocery stores, pharmacies, food service and gas stations), government and community service organizations, churches, public health, public safety and transportation.”

Across North Carolina, 11,254 people have died from coronavirus as of March 1.

People hospitalized with COVID-19 number 1,319. On Jan. 25, the number hospitalized was 3,368.

New cases numbered 3,351 on Feb. 25. On March 1, the total was 1,466.

The percentage of positive tests to the number of tests taken is 5.5%, close to the 5% goal.

Dare – As of March 1, 2021, Dare County’s death count remains at 14.

The total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in Dare County is 2,784. On March 1, two new cases were reported.

Active positive resident cases number 25 according to the county’s dashboard, with 22 in home isolation and three hospitalized.

As of March 1, 8,868 first doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Dare County. Second doses numbering 6,491 have been administered, according to the state’s dashboard.

At March 1, Peak Resources in Nags Head and Spring Arbor in Kill Devil Hills remain on the outbreak list.

Hyde County – On Feb. 26, Hyde County Health Department reported 639 total cumulative cases with eight active positive cases. Deaths remain at eight. No new cases were reported as of Friday.

Some 1,176 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 734 second doses, according to the state’s vaccine page.

Tyrrell County – Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Health District writes that Tyrrell County, on March 1, has 16 active COVID-19 cases. Six individuals have died in the county due to coronavirus. No new cases have been reported since Feb. 22.

Tyrrell House, a residential care facility, remains on the congregant living outbreak list.

In Tyrrell County, 652 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 407 second doses have been administered as of March 1, on the state’s dashboard.

Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank counties – Albemarle Regional Health Services has announced the following COVID-19 vaccination clinics:

A first dose clinic is set for Currituck County at Maple Park, near the YMCA, on Wednesday, March 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. until supplies are depleted.

In Camden County, a first and second dose clinic is scheduled for March 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Camden Intermediate School.

In Pasquotank County, a first dose clinic is set for Thursday, March 4 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elizabeth City Aviation Commerce Park.

Albemarle Regional Health Services has posted the following case information as of Feb. 26:

Camden: 582 lab-confirmed cases, with 24 cases now active. Camden County has lost five people to the coronavirus. As of Feb. 26, in Camden County, first dose vaccines administered number 2,498 and second doses 1,569 according to Albemarle Regional.

Currituck: 1,370 total lab-confirmed cases are counted. Some 38 cases are active. Currituck County has lost 15 people to coronavirus. In Currituck County, 6,432 first vaccine doses have been administered doses and 4,202 second doses, according to Albemarle Regional on Feb. 26.

Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center remains on the outbreak list.

Pasquotank: 3,059 lab-confirmed cases. Active cases number 48. COVID-related deaths in the county number 77 people. In Pasquotank, 8,163 vaccine first doses and 6,072 second doses have been administered, according to Albemarle Regional. Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation, Waterbrooke and Brookdale Elizabeth City remain on the congregant living outbreak list.

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