By Outer Banks Voice on February 25, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported on Feb. 25 that one more resident of the county, someone who had been hospitalized with COVID-19, has succumbed to the illness. That brings to 14 the number of county residents who have died from COVID-19 since the outset of the pandemic.
The county also reported an additional 8 cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 25, all of them involving Dare residents. It also announced that 15 residents who had previously been categorized as having an active case are now considered recovered. That leaves 34 residents currently with active cases.
There were a few positive milestones reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 25, as the state identified 3,351 new cases of COVID-19. For one thing, the number of people hospitalized in the state with the virus dropped below the 1,500 mark — to 1,498. As recently as one month ago, there were over 3,300 people hospitalized with the virus. Also, the percentage of positive test results reported today fell to 4.5%. That’s important because state officials have often talked about reaching a goal of 5% for positive test results. At this point last month, that percentage was over 10%.
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