Regional COVID-19 update

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Reported COVID-19 case numbers have risen rapidly in the area.

Dare County had 391 active positive cases on Jan. 18.

The total number of new positive cases reported in Dare County for the past week was 978, states the weekly COVID-19 bulletin from Dare County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Due to the number of positive cases being reported in Dare County, contact tracing is no longer possible on all resident cases.

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All positive resident cases receive a phone call and text message from Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Public Health Division providing isolation and quarantine guidance and asking individuals to notify their direct contacts of the exposure. Contact tracing and support phone calls are being provided to the elderly, those with children and facilities where there are outbreaks or clusters (i.e., churches, childcare centers, businesses, etc.). In light of this, a number of data metrics are no longer able to be accurately reported (i.e., symptomatic/asymptomatic, vaccination status, direct contact), according to the county’s bulletin.

Currently, based on the reported positive cases, there are 391 active COVID-19 cases among residents of Dare County. Eleven residents are hospitalized due to complications from COVID-19.

Deaths of Dare residents since the start of the pandemic number 27, an increase of one death. A hospitalized patient died on Jan. 11, 2022. In Dare County, 74% of population has received one shot; 71% of population is fully vaccinated.

Northeast NC Region

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

Hyde County as of Jan. 14, 2022

Hyde County at the end of last year had 19 positive cases. On Jan. 7, 2022, the county’s health department posted 47 active positive cases; on Jan. 14, the number had dropped to 34 active positive cases.

Active Cases: 34 residents.

Deaths: 14 residents, remains the same.

Vaccinated: 69% one dose; 65% fully

Tyrrell County as of Jan. 14, 2022

Active Cases: 17 residents

Deaths: seven residents, remains same

Vaccinated: 51% one dose; 48% fully, from Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health

Tyrrell House has a total of nine active staff cases and 16 resident cases.

Currituck as of Jan. 14, 2022

Active cases: 60 residents

Deaths: 30 residents, remains the same

Vaccinated: 45% one dose; 41% fully

Currituck House: 16 resident cases and nine staff.

Currituck Health and Rehab: seven active staff cases and one resident case.

Camden as of Jan. 14, 2022

Active Cases: 19 residents

Deaths: nine residents, remains same.

Vaccinated: 51% one dose, 49% fully

Pasquotank as of Jan. 14, 2022

Active Cases: 120 residents

Deaths: 117 residents

Vaccinated: 56% one dose; 50% fully

Albemarle District Jail: two staff, nine residents

Citadel: eight staff; no residents

Elizabeth City Health and Rehab: 24 staff, 45 residents, five deaths

Waterbrooke: nine staff, 12 residents

School Districts:

Dare County Schools COVID-19 update, Jan. 14, 2022

Jan. 14, 2022: student total 82 active cases; 136 quarantined

Jan 4, 2022: student total: 14 active cases; 24 quarantined

Cape Hatteras Elementary: three active cases; six quarantined

Cape Hatteras Secondary: eight active cases; one quarantined

First Flight Elementary: nine active cases; 13 quarantined

First Flight Middle: six active cases; 21 quarantined

First Flight High: four active cases; three quarantined

Kitty Hawk Elementary: seven active cases; 18 quarantined

Manteo Elementary: 13 active cases; 15 quarantined

Manteo Middle: five active cases; 31 quarantined

Manteo High School: seven active cases; seven quarantined

Nags Head Elementary: 20 active cases; 21 quarantined

Staff: 22 active cases; five quarantined

Hyde County Schools:

On Jan. 14. 2022, Hyde County Schools issued the following information:

A staff member on the Mattamuskeet Campus tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. This staff member has not been on campus since Friday, Jan. 7.

A student at Mattamuskeet Elementary School tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, Jan. 13. The student was last at school on Monday, Jan. 10 and the staff member was last at school on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Tyrrell County Schools: On Jan. 14, Tyrrell County Schools had 32 active positive student cases with 186 in quarantine. The system posted 10 active positive staff cases with eight in quarantine.

Ten days earlier, the numbers were one active case for students and none for staff; six students quarantined.

A mandatory mask mandate now in place. On Jan. 13, “during an Emergency Call Meeting the Tyrrell County Schools Board voted 4-1 to return to a Mandatory Mask Policy for the district. Effective tomorrow, January 14, 2022, all students, staff and guests are required to wear a NCDHHS approved mask in all Tyrrell County Schools buildings… The district will have extra masks on hand for individuals who may need one. Students or staff members who had prior approved mask accommodations as a medical exemption are allowed to return to those previous measures,” stated an announcement from TCS.

Currituck County Schools:

At a Jan. 13 meeting, the Currituck County Board of Education delayed its decision to make masks optional on Jan. 18. Masks remain required in schools and on buses. The decision was unanimous.

Week ending Jan. 14, 2022. Total positive cases: 101. Total quarantined: 78

Week ending Dec. 12, 2021: Total positive cases: 19. Total quarantined: 16

Central Elementary: 12 active cases; 17 quarantined

Griggs Elementary: 11 active cases; two quarantined

Jarvisburg Elementary: five active cases; two quarantined

Knotts Island: 18 active cases; zero quarantined

Moyock Elementary: three active cases; two quarantined

Shawboro Elementary: 12 active cases; three quarantined

JP Knapp: five active cases; five quarantined

Moyock Middle School: four active cases; seven quarantined

Currituck County Middle: six active cases; zero quarantined

Currituck County High: 25 active cases; 12 quarantined

Central Office: zero active cases; zero quarantined

Staff: 20 cases