The Hyde County Health Department on Friday said that COVID-19 cases are on the rise again with 18 active cases as of Friday, up from zero cases at the end of March.

Along with the active cases, Hyde County Health Director Luana Gibbs, in a press release, noted that Hyde has logged 636 recovered cases, eight deaths and a total case count of 662.

The bulk of our total count (number of cases from the beginning of the pandemic through today) are people between the ages of 25-49 (40%); male (61%); white (57%); and have not been hospitalized (74%). 

For specific information, such as zip code locations of cases and demographics, please visit NC Division of Health and Human Services website at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard, which breaks down information by county. 

The site gives data by number of cases, cases per 10,000 and 100,000 residents and other useful information.

“Hyde County’s posted numbers will usually differ from the state website, as we give numbers that are the most current and the state has some lag time,” Gibbs said.  “You can access the number of vaccinations at this website as well.”

According to the website, Hyde County has 2,220 people partially vaccinated, or 44.6%, and 1,513 fully vaccinated, or 30.6%.

As noted in the past, the way to overcome this pandemic is by communities globally doing their part, Gibbs said. 

“It is imperative that we obtain the COVID-19 vaccine AND continue to follow the 3Ws guidelines,” she said. “To protect one another, we must practice the 3Ws and get our COVID-19 shots. 

The Ocracoke Health and Engelhard Medical centers will hold mass vaccination clinics for their patients aged 18 and older on Tuesday (April 13).

Ocracoke will offer vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until vaccines run out and Engelhard will offer vaccinations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or until vaccines run out.  These vaccines will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those patients who can’t make the clinic can schedule appointments at the Hyde Health Department, 252-926-4474, or the Ocracoke Health Center at 252-489-3622.

For 24/7, on-call services, call the Coronavirus Hotline 1-866-462-3821.  

Statewide NC coronavirus numbers as of April 9, 2021

  • Total reported NC cases – 929,406
  • New cases reported today – 2,509
  • Reported deaths – 12,248 (24 since yesterday)
  • Currently hospitalized 977 (27 fewer than yesterday)
  • Suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized in past 24 hours – 110 (24 fewer than yesterday)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 case hospitalized in past 24 hours – 101 (21 fewer than yesterday)
  • Adults in ICU with COVID-19 – 243 (12 less than yesterday)
  • Patients presumed to be recovered – 887,724
  • Reported cases in Dare, Currituck and Hyde Counties – 5,148 (Dare 3,011,Currituck 1,475, Hyde 662)
  • Completed tests – 11,641,898
  • Daily percent positive tests – 4.6%
  • Vaccine doses administered – 5,624,683