By Outer Banks Voice on September 19, 2020
Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services illustrate how COVID-19 is a far more lethal threat to the state’s elderly than others, despite that age group having relatively low levels of infection.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, those under 25 years of age have accounted for 27% of all cases reported while those 65 and older have only accounted for 13%. The age group with the largest number of infections, by far, are those between 25 and 49, at 41%.
But 80% of the 3,235 COVID-19 deaths in the state to date have been among those 65 and older with 0% among those 25 and younger. As for those in 25-49 age group, they account for only 5% of COVID-19 deaths.
Dare County reported 3 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases reported here to 513. Of the newest cases, two involve residents and one involves a non-resident. All three individuals are isolating outside of Dare County.
See today’s COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard for interactive charts
Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates o number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.
SOURCE: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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