By Outer Banks Voice on January 17, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, which had a one-day delay in reporting new COVID numbers, has now reported 57 cases of COVID-19 for Jan. 17. Since the outset of the pandemic, there have been 2,265 cases of COVID reported by Dare County – 1,515 affecting residents of the county and 750 affecting non-residents. Of the cases among residents, 1,311 are listed in the recovered category and 196 are considered active cases. Ten residents are currently hospitalized and seven have succumbed to COVID.
Also on Jan. 17, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services announced that two residents infected with COVID have been released from the hospital. In addition, 86 residents and 32 non-residents previously listed as having active cases are now considered recovered.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 6,811 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 17. And while numbers are still very high, there is a bit of improvement to report today. The number of people hospitalized with the virus continues its downward trend of recent days dropping by 67 over the past 24 hours. Also, the most recently reported percentage of positive tests dropped noticeably in the past day, from 11.8% to 10.0%.
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