By Outer Banks Voice on January 16, 2021
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 7,986 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 16. Hospitalizations dropped modestly to 3,895 (21 fewer than the day before) and the percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered rose to 11.8%.
Dare County did not report any new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 16 because of the staff needed to man a vaccination clinic that administered 500 doses of COVID vaccine today.
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