By Outer Banks Voice on September 22, 2021
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.