North Carolina passes 8,000 COVID-related deaths; Dare total cases now over 2,200

More than 8,000 residents of North Carolina have now died from COVID-19, while total cases of the coronavirus in Dare County have crossed the 2,200 mark.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 83 new deaths as of Saturday to bring the statewide total to 8,016.

Another 7,986 positive tests were recorded across the state, with 3,895 people were hospitalized.

NCDHHS on Thursday announced changes to their Vaccine Prioritization Phases. Under the new plan, all healthcare workers and individuals 65 years of age and older may now receive the vaccine. As a result, Dare County is now accepting Vaccine Appointment Requests for these individuals.

If you are a healthcare worker or at least 65 years of age, you may submit a request for a Vaccination Appointment at www.darenc.com/Register4Vaccine or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 252-475-5008.

Dare County DHHS receives a limited supply of vaccine on a weekly basis from the state. We will schedule appointments for individuals from the appropriate Phase as the vaccine supply allows. Based on the anticipated number of individuals in this phase, we anticipate it could take 6-8 weeks before all individuals in these Prioritization Phases who wish to be vaccinated receive one.

For more information or details on the various Phases and who falls under which Phase is visit www.darenc.com/covidvaccine.

An additional 33 cases were reported Friday evening by Dare County Health and Human Services:

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

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

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

  4. resident, 17 under, female, home isolation

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

  6. resident, 65 over, female, home isolation

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

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

  9. non-resident, 17 under, male, transferred isolation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

  20. resident, 65 over, male, home isolation

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

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

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

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

  25. non-resident, 17 under, male, transferred isolation

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. resident, 65 over, female, home isolation

  33. resident, 65 over, female, home isolation

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