The Hyde County Health Department today reported that three individuals within the county have died as a result of COVID-19.

“This is heartbreaking to our agency, and the staff wish to convey our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” said Health Director Luana Gibbs in a late afternoon press release.

No information was available as to when these deaths occurred or whether they were on the mainland or Ocracoke.

The health department reported on its Facebook page at 5 p.m. today (Sept. 3) that the county has a total of 107 cases, with 38 of those active; 66 recovered; and now three deaths.

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 dashboard reported 104 total cases in Hyde County with four in the Ocracoke zip code. Their data is updated by noon each day and Hyde County updates their data around 3 p.m. daily.

Gibbs said COVID-19 continues to spread within our communities and urged all to please take this (pandemic) seriously.

“Though most people recover, not all do,” she said.

Hyde Health remains available to the public to answer questions and provide education.

They can be reached at 252-926-4399 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hyde County Health Department updates its COVID-19 cases on its Facebook page daily around 3 p.m.

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