By Outer Banks Voice on June 8, 2021
There’s more encouraging news in the Dare County Department of Health and Human Service’s (DHHS) new weekly update on COVID-19 issued on June 8.
The total number of new COVID-19 cases reported for the week from May 31-June 6 was only 13. The number of weekly cases reported in the three weeks prior to this one was also quite low — at 19, 21 and 13 cases, respectively. Put another way, there have been a total of 66 cases reported in Dare County in the last month.
One of the 13 cases this week was detected in someone who was fully vaccinated, making it the 8th such “breakthrough” case reported by the county.
At the same, the percentage of positive COVID test results in the past week inched down to 5.14% from 5.31% the previous weeks — percentages that are within the acceptable range.
One other positive note: Currently, there are only 11 active COVID cases reported among Dare County residents.
In a sign of the slowing demand for vaccinations, the DHHS reported that 60% of eligible Dare County residents have now received one dose of COVID vaccine and 56% are fully vaccinated. That is a negligible increase from the 59.4% who had received one shot and the 55.3% who were fully vaccinated according to the June 1 report.
The DHHS update also stated that, “All individuals 12 years of age and over are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccinations are readily available at numerous locations throughout the county including the health department and many area pharmacies like: Walgreens, Sunshine Family Pharmacy, Island Pharmacy, Bear Drugs, and Beach Pharmacy.”