The Hyde County Health Dept. released the following update for Friday, May 14, which provides information on the county’s current COVID-19 case count, as well as additional information on obtaining info on current and past cases.
The current COVID-19 numbers are listed below.
- Total cases 684
- Recovered 674
- Deaths 10
- Active 0
Hyde County is in a good place right now with COVID-19. The Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccine and encourages folks to get it. We have Moderna, a 2 shot regimen, and Johnson and Johnson, which is the one-shot regimen. Both are safe and effective.
On Friday, Governor Cooper announced that mask wearing and social distancing requirements were being lifted for most people and venues. Public transportation, child care, schools, prisons, and health care facilities are to continue with the 3 Ws for now. Secretary Mandy Cohen strongly recommends that unvaccinated individuals continue to follow the 3 Ws as well, and get vaccinated. Both individuals are giving notice of public health recommendations based on CDC’s new guidance.
Health Director Luana Gibbs states, “Thankfully we may be turning the corner in this pandemic, but I encourage everyone to remain mindful of where we have been, so we do not go back. In other words, get your shot, wear your mask and socially distance yourself if you have not gotten your shot. Let’s do everything we can to have a healthy summer.”
If you have questions about the vaccine types, or want an appointment, please feel free to contact the Health Department at 926-4467 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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