By Outer Banks Voice on May 6, 2021
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the passing of a milestone on May 6. More than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. And more than 43% of the adult population is fully vaccinated against the virus.
To date, the state has administered more than 7.4 million vaccines and more than 74% of the population over 65 years of age is fully vaccinated. Governor Roy Cooper has set a goal of getting 65% of the adult population vaccinated, stating that at the point, the state could lift its indoor mask-wearing mandate. The department is working to ensure receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is easy and convenient for anyone 16 and older. The vaccine is widely available through a variety of providers, often with no wait time and without the need for an appointment. To find a vaccine in your area, use the Find a Vaccine Location tool or call 888-675-4567.
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 on May 6. Of those cases, 3 are residents of Dare County and 3 are non-residents of the county. In addition, 4 residents who were previously categorized as having active cases are now listed as recovered. That leaves 22 active cases among Dare County residents.
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