By Outer Banks Voice on January 10, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported a record-high 75 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 10, eclipsing the previous record of 73, which had just been set on Jan. 2. That brings the total number of positive tests reported by the county since the outset of the pandemic past the 2,000 mark — to 2,062. The new reporting also brings the number of current active cases among Dare County residents up to 289.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 8,833 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 10. In addition, 142 more COVID-related deaths have been reported since the previous day. The number of hospitalizations dropped for the second straight day – down 97 from Jan. 9. And the daily percentage of positive test results fell to 13.7% on Jan. 9.
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
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