Regional COVID-19 update

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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

On Jan. 31, 2022, the active case number was 163, a real decline.

On Jan. 18, the total number of new positive cases reported in Dare County for the past week was 978, stated the weekly COVID-19 bulletin from Dare County’s Department of Health and Human Services.

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For the week of Jan. 24 through 28, the total number of new positive cases was 354, a dramatic decline.

Deaths of Dare residents due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic number 27, which means no new deaths since Jan. 11, 2022.

In Dare County, 74% of population has received one COVID-19 shot and 71% of population is fully vaccinated, according to Dare County’s COVID-19 dashboard. The state’s dashboard is one percent higher at 75% with one shot and 72% at full vaccinated.

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group and Mako Medical are partnering to provide a drive-through COVID-19 testing site available for anyone in need of COVID-19 testing. Drive-through testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Dare County Family Recreation Park located at 602 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills. Patients will not be charged for the test. Insurance information will be collected for those with insurance.

For fastest service at the testing site, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Individuals may pre-register online at Results will be available through the Mako Medical online portal within 48 hours from the test date.

Northeast NC Region

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

Hyde County as of Jan. 28, 2022:

Hyde County reported 86 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: 86 residents.

Deaths: 14 residents, remains the same.

Vaccinated: 69% one dose; 66% fully.

Hyde County Health Department provides COVID-19 testing on location Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required. Call 252-926-4399 to schedule an appointment.

Tyrrell County as of Jan. 31, 2022:

Active Cases: 14 residents.

Deaths: seven residents, remains same.

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

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

Currituck as of Jan. 28, 2022:

Active cases: 95 residents.

Deaths: 31 residents, an increase of one death.

Vaccinated: 48% one dose; 43% fully.

Currituck House: 16 resident cases and 11 staff cases.

Currituck Health and Rehab: 20 active staff cases and 10 resident cases.

Camden as of Jan. 28, 2022:

Active Cases: 32 residents.

Deaths: nine residents, remains same.

Vaccinated: 60% one dose, 52% fully.

Pasquotank as of Jan. 28, 2022:

Active Cases: 129 residents.

Deaths: 117 residents, remains the same.

Vaccinated: 57% one dose; 51% fully.

Albemarle District Jail: two staff, 10 residents.

Citadel: 13 staff; one resident.

Elizabeth City Health and Rehab: 36 staff, 57 residents. Five deaths, remains the same

Waterbrooke: nine staff, 12 residents.

School Districts:

Dare County Schools COVID-19 update, Jan. 31, 2022:

Jan. 31, 2022: student total 30 active cases, 20 quarantined.

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

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

Cape Hatteras Elementary: one active case; none quarantined.

Cape Hatteras Secondary: one active case; two quarantined.

First Flight Elementary: five active cases; three quarantined.

First Flight Middle: two active cases; one quarantined.

First Flight High: six active cases; one quarantined.

Kitty Hawk Elementary: no active cases; one quarantined.

Manteo Elementary: eight active cases; four quarantined.

Manteo Middle: five active cases; one quarantined.

Manteo High School: no active cases; none quarantined.

Nags Head Elementary: two active cases; seven quarantined.

Staff: 11 active cases; five quarantined.

Hyde County Schools:

As of last week, Hyde County Schools is reporting positive results of homet cases as they are shared with the school system by parents. The system will also begin reporting home test results of staff members who individually choose to share those results. Previously, Hyde County Schools has only reported positive results after they were confirmed by the Hyde County Health Department. With home tests not being reported to the health department, there will be no way going forward to have those home test results “confirmed.” If parents and staff choose to share the results of home tests, the system will provide that information to families and staff. The announcement states “We will not share ‘hearsay’ results; we will only post results that are confirmed by an individual student’s parent or the staff member themselves.”

Hyde County Schools reports active cases individually:

At Mattamuskeet Elementary School Family, a student tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The student was last on the campus on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

At Ocracoke School, one staff member and one high school student have tested positive for the coronavirus on home test kits. The staff member tested positive Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 and was last on campus on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. The student tested positive on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 and was last on campus on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

At Mattamuskeet Early College-Middle School, a student tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. The student was last on the campus on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

Tyrrell County Schools: On Jan. 28, Tyrrell County Schools had five active positive student cases with 13 in quarantine. The system posted four active positive staff cases with one in quarantine.

Currituck County Schools:

Week ending Jan. 20, 2022: Total positive cases, 114. Total quarantined, 32

Central Elementary: seven active cases; one quarantined.

Griggs Elementary: nine active cases; none quarantined.

Jarvisburg Elementary: eight active cases; none quarantined.

Knotts Island: one active case; eight quarantined.

Moyock Elementary: four active cases; one quarantined.

Shawboro Elementary: 25 active cases; two quarantined.

JP Knapp: two active cases; one quarantined.

Moyock Middle School: 12 active cases; 12 quarantined.

Currituck County Middle: 20 active cases; none quarantined.

Currituck County High: 26 active cases; six quarantined.

Central Office: zero active cases; one quarantined.

Staff: 20 cases.