By Outer Banks Voice on September 27, 2021
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported on Sept. 27 that there were 157 new cases of COVID-19 in the week of Sept. 20-26, marking the second week in a row that the number of cases has dropped from the summer surge peak.
In the previous week, from Sept. 13-19, there were 177 new cases of COVID reported in Dare County, a significant drop off from the week of Sept. 6-12 when there had been a record-high 279 cases. In the two weeks before that, 259 cases were reported in both weeks.
Of the 157 cases in the past week, 85% of them occurred among who have received no doses of COVID vaccine or who are not fully vaccinated, with 15% of them so-called breakthrough cases among the fully vaccinated.
In the more complete update that the DHHS will report on Sept. 28, the department will also have new information about the administration of COVID booster shots in the county.