State and regional COVID-19 update

Published 11:44 am Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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On Nov. 2, Dare County’s Division of Health reported 64 active cases of coronavirus, down from 102 on Friday. Three people from Dare County were hospitalized with the virus; on Friday, Oct. 29, the number hospitalized was eight. Some 61 residents are in home isolation.

This past week, October 25 through October 29, the health division reported 113 new cases with 102 of those new cases Dare County residents.

Those vaccinated with one shot make up 71 percent of the population eligible; those fully vaccinated represent 68 percent.

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Dare County Health Division reports that the county is still experiencing a high level of community transmission and remains in the CDC’s red zone.

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have authorized booster vaccine shots and recommend them for individuals who are 65 and older and are 18 years old and live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions and work and live in high-risk settings.

A booster shot is available for those who received a second/final dose of Pfizer or Moderna more than six months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago and meet one of the qualifying criteria.

On Nov. 2, Dare’s Health Division reported the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 3, and will be discussing the FDA’s recommendation to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. Dare County DHHS will submit a separate update this week specific to the COVID vaccination for 5-11 year olds.

Northeast NC Region

Hyde County as of Oct. 29, 2021.

Active Cases: Two residents

Deaths: 13 residents

Vaccinated: 65% one dose; 62% fully

Tyrrell County as of Nov. 1, 2021

Active Cases: Nine residents, down 22 from Oct. 18

Deaths: Seven residents

Vaccinated: 49% one dose; 46% fully

Currituck as of Oct. 29, 2021

Active cases: 42 residents

Deaths: 27 residents

Vaccinated: 43% one dose; 38% fully

Camden as of Oct. 29, 2021

Active Cases: 25 residents

Deaths: Eight residents

Vaccinated: 48% one dose; 46% fully

Pasquotank as of Oct. 29, 2021

Active Cases: 74 residents

Deaths: 110 residents

Vaccinated: 53% one dose; 47% fully

Dare County Schools COVID-19 update, Nov. 2, 2021

Student total: 23 active cases; 57 quarantined

Cape Hatteras Elementary: no active cases; 0 quarantined.

Cape Hatteras Secondary: Two active cases; one quarantined

First Flight Elementary: One active case; four quarantined

First Flight Middle: Three active cases; nine quarantined

First Flight High: Six active cases; 19 quarantined

Kitty Hawk Elementary: One active case; one quarantined

Manteo Elementary: Five active cases; 12 quarantined

Manteo Middle: Three active cases; six quarantined

Manteo High School: One active case; two quarantined

Nags Head Elementary: One active case; three quarantined

Staff: Five active cases; one quarantined