Dare County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19

By on October 26, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,643 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 26. In other key metrics, hospitalizations were up over the previous day to 1,193, while the percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered fell below the 7% mark to 6.6%.


Dare County

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 26, bringing the total number of cases reported since the outset of the pandemic to 676. Three of the new cases involve county residents while three involved non-residents.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers – Oct. 26

See today’s COVID-19 Update for NC interactive charts

  • Total reported NC cases – 261,742
  • New cases reported today – 1,643
  • Reported NC deaths – 4,170
  • Currently hospitalized – 1,193
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 286 (up 47 since yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 132 (down 51 from yesterday
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 332 (up 22 since yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 231,611   
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 1,073 (Dare 676, Currituck 222, Hyde 175)
  • Completed tests – 3,863,108
  • Daily percent positive tests – 6.6%%

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.

Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard


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