32% of all Dare COVID cases came this month

By on November 27, 2020

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DCDHHS) reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 27, after the county had averaged 19 new cases in each of the previous three days. Five of the newest cases involve county residents and two involve non-residents.

In a Nov. 27 update, DCHHS reported that 332 cases, or virtually one-third of the 1,035 total COVID-19 cases in Dare County since March, have occurred in November alone. The department also reported “a concerning increase is in the number of individuals who are experiencing a resurgence of symptoms after initially only experiencing mild symptoms. Just this past week, 11 individuals had to seek medical attention at the emergency department because of symptoms related to COVID-19.”

On a more positive note, the DCHHS also reported that 33 residents and 24 non-residents previously categorized as active cases are now listed as recovered. That leaves 72 active cases among Dare County residents and 102 cases among non-residents, although non-residents are not closely tracked after they return to their home counties.


North Carolina

North Carolina reported 3,834 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 27. (While the state did not report numbers on the Thanksgiving holiday, it was reported today that there were 4,174 new cases on Nov. 26.) There are currently 1,780 people hospitalized with the virus in the state and the percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered is 7.3%.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers on Nov. 27

Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

  • Total reported NC cases – 354,514
  • New cases reported today – 3,834
  • Reported deaths – 5,210
  • Currently hospitalized – 1,780
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 255
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 219
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 437
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 293,555  
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 1,541 (Dare 1,035, Currituck 322, Hyde 184)
  • Completed tests – 5,172,498
  • Daily percent positive tests – 7.3%

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.



  • Art Bell

    Art Bell

    Tourists and NRPOs have been seen all over raiding and hoarding supplies probably to take back to their home states. Many are not wearing MASKS or distancing. Cancel all future reservations and ticket out of state players who are hoarding supplies that LOCALS need here. Omits not called the off season for nothing. There a massive pandemic and these fools are rushing in from all over mainly from Northern areas devastated by the virus. NRPOs should be barred temporarily too. Money over sickness and death is ludicrous. Absolute greed. Their mortgage payments for the year have most likely been paid off with summer rentals. Time to evacuate preferably next week cancel future reservations and essential travel for LOCALS only. We need to get a grip on this virus locally and nationally.

    Friday, Nov 27 @ 6:17 pm
  • Linda

    Art, go north young man. Plenty of TP in VA!

    Saturday, Nov 28 @ 3:59 am
  • Zack Bass

    By the looks of things here this past week, we are going to have even bigger problems in the next several weeks. Cottages with 10-15 cars, crowded restaurants and stores and many people without masks.

    Saturday, Nov 28 @ 6:21 am
  • Tri-Village

    If y’all want to see how serious everyone is taking the spike in cases, look at any tackle shops facebook page. People in the shops getting their pictures taking without masks on. Real smart. People have commented on other related articles how another shutdown will devastate small local businesses. News flash if you haven’t made money during the peak season the off season will not save your business. I am very much looking forward to see our numbers next week. A lot of people can not grasp how fragile our infrastructure is here. That’s on the back burner. We have very limited medical facilities. Has anyone ever seen the icu at Outer Banks hospital. I believe the answer is no. There isn’t one. Its a helicopter ride. People have written comments on other articles stating that if the bridges shutdown it should be for both ways. Meaning Dare County residents shouldn’t be able to leave either. I couldn’t agree more. However I think their opinions are misinformed. Many of us never left the Outer Banks unless it was for medical reasons. None of us particularly care to leave.

    Saturday, Nov 28 @ 9:53 am
  • John Boy Billy

    Hey OBV,

    Why do you keep deleting factual posts that contradict the narrative of fear and government suppression of freedoms?

    1. Johns Hopkins DID publish a report minimizing the covid impact
    2. CDC did publish a report saying that only 6% of the covid deaths are due to covid
    3. The 99.4% survival rate is FACT

    Could it be that you are in bed with the fear mongers because of increased web page views?

    Saturday, Nov 28 @ 7:03 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    To answer your question, John Boy Billy, with the current resurgence of COVID-19 infections, with somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000 new infections being reported in the U.S. every day, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 Americans dying every day, the pages of the Voice site will not be be a platform for COVID denialism. The situation is too serious, too much is at stake. If you want to comment on whether public schools should be open or how to celebrate Thanksgiving, there is room for that. And you have other ways to share your view that the worst public health crisis in 100 years is pretty much a hoax. But at this point in time, it would be highly irresponsible for a news organization to become a forum for that misinformation.

    Sunday, Nov 29 @ 10:11 am
  • Zack Bass

    We’ve been accommodating people here since Memorial Day Weekend. It’s been a record summer and fall. We are all tired and need a break. I for one am really starting to resent visitors. I realize that they run the economy and are the reason most of us have jobs. But winter is coming. I hope we get one heckuva cold snap with a good old fashion Outer Banks Nor’easter to run people away from here so we can have some peace.

    Saturday, Nov 28 @ 7:53 pm