Dare County reports new COVID-19 death

By on September 22, 2021

(Dare County Department of Health and Human Services)

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DDHS) is reporting the 19th COVID-related death of a county resident since the outset of the pandemic back in March 2020. The newest fatality, according to DHHS, is a woman between the ages of 50-64 who passed away on Sept. 21.

Six days earlier, on Sept. 15, a woman over 65 became the 18th resident to succumb to COVID-19.  A man and woman, both over the age of 65, died from the virus at the end of August.

In total, there were 36 new cases of COVID reported by DHHS on Sept. 22, with 20 of those cases occurring among county residents and 16 occurring among non-residents. The vast majority of those cases (29) occurred among unvaccinated individuals.

On a brighter note, 26 residents who had cases that were categorized as active are listed as recovered in the Sept. 22 report, and 1 non-resident has been released from the hospital.





  • anotherobxman

    There is no “brighter note” for the victims that succumb to Covid. They are just unnecessarily dead.

    Wednesday, Sep 22 @ 7:13 pm
  • Chris

    @anotherobxman Ironically you have never ever said this about the millions that had got the flu and died. There is no death more significant than another. This kind of mentality, that Covid deaths are now more meaningful, is the signs of a partisan hack who can’t stop watching the news. Remember when it wasn’t in the news? You never batted an eye or complained about deaths being unnecessary.

    Thursday, Sep 23 @ 7:04 am
  • anotherobxman

    @Chris Most every PREVENTABLE death is tragic. I say almost because there are circumstances where death could be prevented but still death is the better option. This person’s death is only more significant in that it could have been prevented and truly sad because it is primarily just stupidity causing these deaths. Flu is the same way if it could be prevented by say people wearing masks in public on a regular basis for instance. Children dying of gunshots is the same in that better gun regulations could prevent a great deal of them. The list is virtually endless.
    For the record, I doubt that you have read everything I have ever said or written about ANY subject. That I have never “batted an eye” is just something you have made up in your head.

    Thursday, Sep 23 @ 9:36 am
  • Fresh Idea

    Every life taken prematurely by disease is sad and tragic. But let’s not believe that the normal flu and what were experiencing is at all similar.
    Since 2010
    Yearly avg US deaths due to influenza; @34,000
    Highest death toll in US from influenza; 61,000 (2017/18)
    COVID deaths since Feb 2020; 677,000+

    Rest In Peace to all that succumbed.
    Honor them by ending this pandemic

    Thursday, Sep 23 @ 4:21 pm
  • Sandflea

    Wow! You really need to engage brain and facts before fingers. Here, let me let you in on some factual reality. You can confirm this on your Google Machine on your phone.
    About 35,000-50,000 people die per year from the flu. As of now, more Americans have died from COVID than the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 (Which was the H1N1 virus).
    You seem to be projecting when you speak of “political hacks”. Your political position and serious lack of facts is blindingly obvious.
    Nobody said COVID deaths were more meaningful than others. It’s that COVID deaths are 99% preventable. The flu vaccine is nowhere near as effective and safe as the Covid vaccine.

    Thursday, Sep 23 @ 7:34 pm
  • hightider

    Interesting to see that the acknowledgement over a death is now fair game for an argument. The militant fringe is spoiling for a fight and will find one no matter how innocuous.

    Thursday, Sep 23 @ 7:52 pm