Number of Dare COVID cases dropped in past week  

By on January 25, 2022

Still more than 600 cases reported, nearly half of tests positive

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting 624 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Jan. 17-23, down from the 978 cases reported the previous week and the 799 cases reported in the week of Jan. 3-9.

The DHHS also reports that the Omicron COVID variant “accounts for approximately 97% of the sequenced samples from our state and our region.”

According to the DHHS COVID update released on Jan. 25, there are 13 Dare County residents currently hospitalized with COVID, a modest increase from the 11 hospitalized the previous week. Also, there were no additional COVID deaths among Dare County residents reported in the past week, leaving the total at 27 deaths since the outset of the pandemic nearly two years ago. In addition, there are currently 297 active cases among county residents.

One other key metric from the week of Jan. 17-23 has remained virtually unchanged from the week before. The percentage of positive COVID tests was reported at 47.17%, barely budging from the 47.54% the previous week.

The DHHS update also stated that “All individuals 5 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, CVS, Sunshine Family Pharmacy, Island Pharmacy, Bear Drugs, and Beach Pharmacy.”

The update reports that to date, 74% Dare County residents have received an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 71% have been vaccinated with a two dose mRNA series or one dose or J&J, and 36% have received booster doses.

Drive-through COVID testing is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm at the Dare County Family Recreation Park located at 602 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Patients will not be charged for the test. Insurance information will be collected for those with insurance. For fastest service, DHHS recommends pre-registering on-line at

To link to the full report visit Dare County Covid-19 Update for Tuesday, January 25, 2022




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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