Number of new COVID cases continues to rise
Published 7:06 am Thursday, December 23, 2021
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.
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.
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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
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