The Hyde County Health Dept. released the following COVID-19 update for Friday, October 9, which details the county’s most recent active cases, testing efforts, and additional community information.
As of yesterday, Hyde County is reporting a total COVID-29 case count of 146. Of this total, 18 are active cases, 123 have recovered, and 5 are deaths.
As of the latest NC DHHS comprehensive report via NC Electronic Data Surveillance 37% of cases are people in the 25-49 age group; 51% are male; 59% are white; and 8% have been hospitalized. People with comorbidities make up 29% of cases, which is largely represented by cardiovascular disease at 23%. Unfortunately, not all cases have had comorbidity status reported, so there is an unknown factor of 47%. Please bear this in mind when studying the case data. Hyde County has no clusters at this time. We are reporting an outbreak in a local correctional facility, but are pleased to report that the local nursing home has been COVID-free for 28 days or more, which removes them from the outbreak status.
Please remember, the Health Department tests anyone who suspects they are sick with COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who has the virus. We also test those who request testing even without symptoms. There are no out of pocket fees to individuals, but we do ask if you have insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, you bring your card with you for testing. We also ask that you call for an appointment as we do not see walk-in clients.
As always, the Hyde County Health Department remains available to the public to answer questions and provide education. We can be reached at 926-4399 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For 24/7 on-call services, dial 1-866-462-3821, the Coronavirus Hotline.