By Outer Banks Voice on September 23, 2020
Dare County reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 23, with one of those individuals hospitalized. Of the four newest cases, all the individuals are residents of Dare County. A female between 18-24 and another between 25-49 are isolating at home as is a male resident between the ages of 50-64. A female who is at least 65 years old has been hospitalized.
Today’s report brings the total number of cases reported by Dare County since the outset of the pandemic to 524. Of the 282 cases that have affected Dare County residents, there are 12 cases currently active.
As of Sept. 23, the Hyde County Department of Health is reporting a total COVID-29 case count of 127. Of this total, 1 is an active case, 121 have recovered, and 5 people have succumbed. To date, 33% of cases in Hyde County are people in the 25-49 age group; 53% are female; 65% are white; and 74% have not been hospitalized. People with comorbidities make up 26% of cases, which is largely represented by cardiovascular disease. Of the 127 cases, 55 have been linked to a congregate living setting. Hyde County has no clusters at this time, but it continues to report an outbreak in a nursing home. The outbreak status will continue to report until the facility has been COVID-free for 28 days.
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