Thus far, 1,699 vaccine doses administered in Dare

By on January 19, 2021

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported 31 additional cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 19. That brings the total number of cases reported by the county since the outset of the pandemic to 2,300. An update also released by the DHHS on Jan. 19, indicated that in the past week, 16.1% of all the tests administered were positive.

The county also provides updated information on its vaccination program. As of Jan. 17, 1,699 doses of the vaccine have been administered and 3,878 appointments to receive vaccinations have been scheduled for clinics between Jan. 10 and Feb. 6. There are also 3,218 people currently on the wait list for appointments.

Information to register for the vaccine may be submitted online at or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008


North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 4,058 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 19. That is a relatively low number, but also reflects a drop in testing in the past few days.

The number of people reported hospitalized with the virus on Jan. 19 is 3,881. The percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered is now 11.8%.


Statewide NC coronavirus numbers on Jan. 19

Link to COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

  • Total reported NC cases – 684,497
  • New cases reported today – 4,058
  • Reported deaths – 8,139 (67 since yesterday)
  • Currently hospitalized – 3,881
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 228
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 310
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 861
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 579,573
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 3,823 (Dare 2,300, Currituck 942, Hyde 581)
  • Completed tests – 8,120,465
  • Daily percent positive tests – 11.8%
  • Received first dose of vaccine – 344,456 Received both doses—60,073

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.









  • OBX Resident

    I have submitted comments that you fail to publish. As I have asked in the past how many vaccinations has Dare County received to date versus how many they have administered to date. Again, Currituck has administered a greater number of vaccinations than Dare, nearly double by last counts. Based on the census counts Currituck has a population of 10,000 less than Dare’s approximately 38,000. As a smaller county has Currituck been allotted a greater number of vaccinations than Dare? It would be interesting to see how many doses Dare has on hand, and how many the County has received.

    Wednesday, Jan 20 @ 12:28 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Dare County officials have said they have been receiving 200-400 doses per week and they have been asking for more.

    Wednesday, Jan 20 @ 7:48 am
  • anotherobxman

    @Obx Resident

    If you’re looking for transparency you need to move to the room with opaque windows. Mark Jurkowitz’s answer is really not a concrete answer at all. Probably not his fault however. I suspect it it the only answer he was given.

    With about 38,000 residents and 1700 sticks over a 5-6 week period….you can do the math about how long it will take to vaccinate everyone.

    Wednesday, Jan 20 @ 8:22 pm
  • Dethrol

    This being a zero-sum game, it is obvious that Dare County is administering every single dose they are being allocated. The real question is how these allocations are made. Spoiler alert: Read the Governor’s distribution plan (available on the NCDHHS website). Then realize, despite all the local hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth, this virus has an infection fatality rate for residents of Dare county of just under .02% and an overall infection rate of just over 4%. The Governor’s priorities are what they are and may not align with what people here consider fair, but considering the local infection and fatality rates, there are places that probably should come before us in distribution.

    Thursday, Jan 21 @ 11:16 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Dethrol, a good way of looking at the infection rate is to calculate the percentage of positive tests out of all tests administered. Last week in Dare County, that rate was 16.1% and the overall rate since the beginning of the pandemic is 7.6%.

    Thursday, Jan 21 @ 4:44 pm