By Outer Banks Voice on January 22, 2021
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 7,436 COVID-19 cases on Jan. 22. That brings the total number of cases reported since the outset of the pandemic past the 700,000 mark, to 705,535. Sadly, the state reported 125 deaths related to COVID in the past 24 hours. On a more positive note, there were 228 fewer hospitalizations reported in the past 24 hours, continuing a pattern of decreasing numbers in recent days. The percentage of positive tests reported today slid down slightly to 10.1%.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 23 cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 22. Four of those cases involve non-residents of Dare County and 19 involve residents. One resident, a woman at least 65 years of age, has been hospitalized.
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