By Outer Banks Voice on October 17, 2020
Dare County reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 17, one day after reporting 13 new cases. Of the seven newest cases, six of them involve Dare County residents and one involves a non-resident. All of the individuals are isolating, either inside or outside Dare County.
Of the 630 COVID-19 cases reported to date by Dare County, 350 involved residents of the county. Of those 350, a total of 311 are considered recovered and there are now 35 active cases. One person is hospitalized and there have been three deaths.
North Carolina reported 2,102 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 17, one day after reporting a record daily high of 2,684 new cases in the state. The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now 3,929 and the number of people currently hospitalized, 1,140, is modestly down from the previous day. The percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered is 6.6%, according to the most recent data.
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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.