It would be tempting to write that Hyde County cases of COVID-19 have doubled in one day with the Hyde County Health Department announcement today of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

That brings Hyde’s total number of confirmed case to six.  Prior to today’s announcement, the most recent report was on June 13. The first confirmed case was on April 29.

Luana Gibbs, Hyde County health director, said in a press release that all of the individuals are in isolation at home and close contact investigations have occurred.  Of the six, three of those cases have recovered, she said. 

There are no current hospitalizations and no deaths.  Individuals should continue to be mindful of prevention practices, and feel free to contact the Health Department, Engelhard Medical Center, or Ocracoke Health Center should you desire testing. 

According to the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services website, June 18 marked another high day of new confirmed COVID-19 cases with more than 1,300 reported. The percent of positive tests remains elevated at 9% and statewide hospitalizations increased to a new high of 857.   

The state and county urge all that the way to help protect yourself and help slow the spread include is to follow the three Ws: Wear (a mask); Wait (six feet away) and Wash (your hands).

Get your information from reliable sources, such as:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

NC Division of Health and Human Services,, 1-866-462-3821 (NC Coronavirus Hotline)

Hyde County Health Department,, 252-926-4399

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