By Outer Banks Voice on January 15, 2021
9 p.m. UPDATE : The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has just reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 15. That brings the total number of cases reported here since the outset of the pandemic to 2,208.
As of 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services had not released any new COVID numbers for the county. Earlier in the day, however, DHHS did publish an update announcing it was now accepting vaccine appointment requests for individuals 65 and older. But it also warned that there could be a considerable wait for those shots.
The update stated that, “If you are a healthcare worker or at least 65 years of age, you may submit a request for a Vaccination Appointment at www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008.
Dare County DHHS receives a limited supply of vaccine on a weekly basis from the state. We will schedule appointments for individuals from the appropriate Phase as the vaccine supply allows. Based on the anticipated number of individuals in this phase, we anticipate it could take 6-8 weeks before all individuals in these Prioritization Phases who wish to be vaccinated receive one.”
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 8,914 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 15 as well as 108 deaths from COVID in the past 24 hours. The number of individuals who are hospitalized with the virus dropped by 74, down to 3,916, from the previous day. The percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered reported today was 11.2%, basically unchanged from the previous day.
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