By Outer Banks Voice 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 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%.
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