COVID-19 regional update
Published 9:04 am Saturday, March 5, 2022
The number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 has declined dramatically the past two weeks.
On March 1, Dare County reported 51 new cases for the past week. Two weeks ago, the weekly number as 140.
On March 1, Dare County Health reported 36 active COVID-19 cases among residents of Dare County.
Seven residents are hospitalized due to complications from COVID-19. Of the seven hospitalized resident cases, two are between the ages of 25-49, one between the ages of 50-64 and four are over age 65. None are vaccinated.
A resident case is considered active if the resident is in a five-day isolation period or reports being symptomatic beyond five days.
Dare County reports a total of 27 COVID-19 deaths.
Dare County is now in classified as a medium (or yellow) level of community transmission of COVID-19.
In Dare County, as of March 1, 76% of those eligible in Dare County have had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Some 72% are fully vaccinated. For booster shots, the percentage stands at 37.
In terms of vaccination percentages, Dare County continues to lead the region; Hyde County follows at 67% fully vaccinated; Camden County is at 53%; Pasquotank posts 52%; and Currituck stands at 43%.
Percentages come from North Carolina’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Northeast NC Region
Albemarle Regional Health Services last reported active cases and deaths for Currituck, Camden and Pasquotank was Jan. 28, 2022. The agency is reporting outbreaks at facilities.
Hyde County as of Feb. 18, 2022
Hyde County reported five positive cases.
Deaths: 14 residents, remains the same.
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 Feb. 28, 2022
Active Cases: four residents; two weeks ago, the total was 13
Deaths: eight residents.
Tyrrell House has a total of nine active staff cases and 13 resident cases.
Currituck as of Feb. 25, 2022
Currituck House: outbreak is resolved
Currituck Health and Rehab: 22 active staff cases and 14 resident cases.
Pasquotank as of Feb. 25, 2022
Albemarle District Jail: two staff, 13 residents
Elizabeth City Health and Rehab: 37 staff, 64 residents. five deaths, remains the same
Waterbrooke: 25 staff, 50 residents
Dare County Schools COVID-19 update, March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022: student total seven active cases, none quarantined
Feb. 15, 2022: student total nine active cases, none quarantined
Jan. 31, 2022: student total 30 active cases, 20 quarantined
Only schools with active cases are listed. No students are quarantined.
Cape Hatteras Elementary: one active case
First Flight Elementary: one active case
First Flight Middle: two active cases
Manteo Elementary: one active case
Nags Head Elementary: two active cases
Staff: no active cases; none quarantined
Hyde County Schools:
Hyde County Schools reports positive results of home test cases as shared with the school system by parents. Hyde County Schools reports active cases individually:
An Ocracoke middle school student tested positive for the coronavirus on home tests on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. The student was last on a campus that day.
On Feb. 22, two Ocracoke middle school students tested positive for the coronavirus on home tests on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The students were last on a campus on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.
Tyrrell County Schools: On Feb. 25, 2022, Tyrrell County Schools had one active positive student case with no students in quarantine. The system had no active positive staff cases and no staff members in quarantine.
Currituck County Schools:
Week ending Feb. 25, 2022: one active student case at Griggs Elementary.
Week ending Feb. 11, 2022: Total positive cases 23; quarantined 11
Week ending Jan. 20, 2022: Total positive cases: 114. Total quarantined 32
Currituck County Schools reported no cases at other public schools. No active staff cases were reported.