State and local COVID-19 update
In the region, Dare and Hyde counties as well as the eight-county Albemarle Regional Health Service are accepting appointment applications for all who wish to receive vaccination.
A video is available to see how one county operates a vaccine clinic.
Dare County has released a new video in its “On the Job” series highlighting county staff members who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic at the vaccine clinic in Kill Devil Hills.
The video features a walk-through of the vaccine clinic at the Dare County Youth Center at Family Recreation Park and shows viewers how the clinic works, as well as what they can expect when they show up to receive their shot.
To watch the “On the Job” COVID-19 vaccine clinic video, go to youtube.com/watch?v=kLEjbdbp__o or view here:
Dare County – Dare County is accepting appointment requests for all those 16 and older who want a vaccination. To sign up for vaccination, go online to darenc.com, click COVID-19 and then vaccine information or call 252-475-5008.
As of March 22, 2021, Dare County’s death count remains at 14 persons.
The total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Dare County is 2,904 on March 22.
Active positive resident cases number 42, according to the county’s dashboard, with 42 in home isolation. No one from Dare is hospitalized.
In Dare, 12,468 people are partially vaccinated. Dare County leads the state in the percentage of population fully vaccinated. On March 23, 25.5% of Dare’s 18 and over population was fully vaccinated, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.
At March 22, Peak Resources in Nags Head remains on the outbreak list.
Hyde County – On March 22, Hyde County Health Department reported 643 total cumulative cases with one active positive case. Deaths remain at eight persons. Some 1,750 people are partially vaccinated, according to the state’s dashboard March 23. That number represents 21.9% the county’s 18 and over population.
Hyde County Health Department pre-registrations for vaccinations are now accepted from all citizens, regardless of which group. Call 252-926-4467 to preregister to receive a vaccine appointment at the Hyde County Health Department.
Tyrrell County – The Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Health District writes that Tyrrell County, on March 19, has no new cases in the county. Three cases are active. Six individuals have died in the county due to coronavirus.
In Tyrrell County, 10,717 people are partially vaccinated as of March 23, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. In Tyrrell County, 15.2% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank counties – Albemarle Regional Health Service is compiling a wait list for all individuals in its eight-county region who still need COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics are open to all residents and are experiencing low wait times. Fill out contact information at surveymonkey.com/r/ARHSCOVIDWaitList.
Albemarle Regional Health Services has posted the following case information as of March 19:
Camden: 615 lab-confirmed cases, with 13 cases now active. Camden County has lost five people to the coronavirus. In Camden, 2,415 people are partially vaccinated as of March 23. Some 11.9% are fully vaccinated, according to the state’s dashboard.
Currituck: 1,430 total lab-confirmed cases are counted. Some 16 cases are active. Currituck County has lost 15 people to coronavirus. In Currituck, 6,014 people are partially vaccinated. The state’s dashboard reports 11.9% are fully vaccinated.
Vaccination clinics in Currituck County are scheduled as follows:
March 24, second dose. Maple Park (near YMCA), 208 Airport Rd., Maple from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
March 25, first dose. Maple Park (near YMCA), 208 Airport Rd., Maple from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Pasquotank: 3,147 lab-confirmed cases. Active cases number 23. COVID-related deaths in the county number 78 people. In Pasquotank, 10,943 people are partially vaccinated. The state’s dashboard reports 18.4% are fully vaccinated.
Citadel Elizabeth City remains on the outbreak list, reports Albemarle Regional.
A vaccination clinic in Pasquotank County will be held March 25 for first and second doses at Elizabeth City Aviation Commerce Park, 2 to 6 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.
The bodies of 10 dogs – mostly pit bulls – were found discarded in trash bags during a community cleanup... read more