By Outer Banks Voice on April 16, 2021
On Friday April 16, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen visited a vaccine clinic held by the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services. “Each shot of vaccine brings us closer to doing more things we like to do with the people we love and care about,” Cooper said in a statement. “It’s so important that we encourage our loved ones who haven’t got the vaccine to go get their shot.”
On Friday, the vaccine clinic administered almost 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to people getting first and second shots. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has distributed more than 30,000 vaccinations so far. The county has one of the highest vaccination rates in North Carolina with 47.6 percent of adults at least partially vaccinated and 36.7 percent of adults fully vaccinated.
“Congratulations to Dare County for having one of the highest rates of vaccination in the state! The faster people get vaccinated, the sooner we will turn the corner on this pandemic,” added Cohen.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on April 16. Most of those cases, 8 of them, involve non-residents of Dare County and 3 are residents of the county.
Currently, a little more than two-thirds (68%) of the 3,059 cases reported here since the outset of the pandemic have infected Dare County residents, but at one point, that percentage was lower as more visitors came into the area. It will be interesting to see if that number goes down again as we move closer to the full tourist season.
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