Number of new COVID cases continues to rise

Published 7:06 am Thursday, December 23, 2021

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The number of new COVID-19 cases keeps increasing. Dare County remains in the red category on the CDC’s Level of Community Transmission map, which indicates a high level of community transmission of the virus.

Dare County is reporting 96 of the 100 counties in North Carolina are in the red category.

On Dec. 21, Dare County active cases numbered 162 persons. Eleven people from Dare County were hospitalized with the virus.

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In the preceding week, Dare County recorded 167 additional cases.

Dare County reported the total number of COVID-19 deaths at 26 people.

In Dare County, those vaccinated with one shot make up 73% percent of the population eligible or 27,170 people. Those fully vaccinated represent 70% or 25,932 people.

Northeast NC Region

Vaccination numbers come from the state’s COVID-19 Dashboard, unless noted otherwise.

Hyde County as of Dec. 17, 2021

Active Cases: 10 residents, up four cases

Deaths: 13 residents, same as last week

Vaccinated: 68% one dose; 64% fully

Tyrrell County as of Dec. 17, 2021

Active Cases: 6 residents, up one from 8 days ago

Deaths: 7 residents, same as 8 days ago

Vaccinated: 50% one dose; 47% fully, from Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health

Tyrrell House has a total of 3 active staff cases and 13 resident cases

Currituck as of Dec. 17, 2021

Active cases: 40 residents

Deaths: 27 residents

Vaccinated: 44% one dose; 40% fully

Camden as of Dec. 17, 2021

Active Cases: 26 residents

Deaths: 9 residents

Vaccinated: 50% one shot, 48% fully

Pasquotank as of Dec. 17, 2021

Active Cases: 64 residents

Deaths: 116 residents

Vaccinated: 55% one dose; 49% fully.

Outbreaks: Elizabeth City Health and Rehab: 13 staff and 33 residents; The Citadel: 3 staff

School Districts:

Dare County Schools COVID-19 update, Dec. 17, 2021

Student total: 64 active cases; 168 quarantined

Cape Hatteras Elementary: 5 active cases; 14 quarantined.

Cape Hatteras Secondary: 13 active cases; 13 quarantined

First Flight Elementary: 3 active case; 4 quarantined

First Flight Middle: 15 active cases; 63 quarantined

First Flight High: 8 active cases; 14 quarantined

Kitty Hawk Elementary: 7 active case; 19 quarantined

Manteo Elementary: 3 active cases; 7 quarantined

Manteo Middle: 0 active cases; 6 quarantined

Manteo High School: 3 active case; 12 quarantined

Nags Head Elementary: 7 active cases; 16 quarantined

Staff: 9 active cases; 1 quarantined

Hyde County Schools: On Dec. 10, Hyde reported one positive case at Mattamuskeet Elementary. On Dec. 16, Hyde reported one student at Ocracoke Elementary with a positive case.

Tyrrell County Schools: One active case for students or staff; 5 quarantined

Currituck County Schools, Dec. 17, 2021

Total positive cases: 19. Total quarantined: 16

Central Elementary: 8 active case; 4 quarantined

Griggs Elementary: 0 active cases; 0 quarantined

Jarvisburg Elementary: 3 active cases; 1 quarantined

Knotts Island: 0 active cases; 0 quarantined

Moyock Elementary: 3 active cases; 9 quarantined

Shawboro Elementary: 0 active cases; 0 quarantined

JP Knapp: 0 active cases; 0 quarantined

Moyock Middle School: 0 active cases; 1 quarantined

Currituck County Middle: 3 active cases; 1 quarantined

Currituck County High: 2 active cases; 0 quarantined

Central Office: 0 active cases; 0 quarantined