Dare County reports 57 new COVID-19 cases; statewide numbers trend down slightly

Dare County reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, pushing the overall total number of residents to have contracted the virus since last March to 1,515.

While the death toll in North Carolina from COVID-19 passed the 8,000 mark on Saturday and hospitalizations remain above 3,800, indications are new cases statewide have started to trend downward after the post-holiday peak.

Although Sunday’s update on the coronavirus from Dare County Department of Health and Human Services was one of the highest single days of the entire pandemic, the numbers reflect two days of reporting.

Health department staff were working the vaccination clinic at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Saturday, and the dashboard was not updated.

Guarded optimism has been expressed about recent slight decreases in daily new cases, percent positives and hospitalization in North Carolina, along with vaccinations starting to ramp up.

Dare County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Sheila Davies told us Friday on OBX Today on News Talk 92.3 WZPR that everyone still needs to remain vigilant about trying to prevent the spread and that any recent trends may only be temporary.

“I’m hoping that over the next few weeks we’ll see…that drop,” Davies said. “What we are seeing now is a trickle effect of folks that were at a gathering that unknowing contracted the virus and then they are back in their home.”

“We should still prepare ourselves for a couple of rocky weeks ahead,” Davies said.

Breakdown of new cases reported Sunday:

 

  1. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  2. resident, 18-24, male, home isolation

  3. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

  4. non-resident, 25-49, male, transferred isolation

  5. non-resident, 25-49, female, transferred isolation

  6. non-resident, 50-64, male, transferred isolation

  7. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  8. resident, 17 under, female, hospitalized

  9. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

  10. resident, 17 under, male, home isolation

  11. resident,17 under, female, home isolation

  12. resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

  13. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  14. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  15. non-resident, 50-64, male, transferred isolation

  16. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  17. resident, 50-64, male, home isolation

  18. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  19. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  20. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  21. non-resident, 17 under, female, transferred isolation

  22. non-resident, 50-64, female, transferred isolation

  23. non-resident, 18-24, female, transferred isolation

  24. non-resident, 50-64, female,transferred isolation

  25. resident, 65 over, female, home isolation

  26. resident, 65 over, female, home isolation

  27. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

  28. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  29. resident, 50-64, male, home isolation

  30. resident, 50-64, male, home isolation

  31. resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

  32. resident, 17 under, male, home isolation

  33. resident, 65 over, female, home isolation

  34. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  35. resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

  36. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  37. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

  38. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  39. resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

  40. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  41. resident, 50-64, male, home isolation

  42. non-resident, 65 over, male, transferred isolation

  43. resident, 18-24, male, home isolation

  44. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  45. non-resident, 65 over, female, transferred isolation

  46. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  47. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  48. resident, 25-49, male, home isolation

  49. resident, 18-24, female, home isolation

  50. resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

  51. resident, 50-64, male, home isolation

  52. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

  53. resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

  54. non-resident,, 25-49, female, transferred isolation

  55. non-resident, 18-24, male, transferred isolation

  56. resident, 50-64, female, home isolation

  57. non-resident, 25-49, female, home isolation

 

Status Change

  • 86 residents recovered
  • 2 residents no longer hospitalized
  • 32 non-residents recovered

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