By Outer Banks Voice on October 19, 2020
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,144 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 19, less than half the number that were reported on Oct. 18 and the lowest number of cases reported since Oct. 4. The number of people currently hospitalized with the virus is currently 1,142, a modest increase over the previous day. The percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered dropped to 5.7% from 6.1% reported the day before.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 19, bringing the total number of cases reported here to 637. Five of the individuals are county residents and one is a non-resident. Four of the six are under 17 years of age, and all six are isolating with the virus.
See today’s COVID-19 Update for NC interactive charts
Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the 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