Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) said in its weekly summary on Friday, Sept. 10 that there were four COVID-related deaths in the region last week (one each in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, and Pasquotank counties). Two were over the age of 65 while the other two were both in the 50-to-64 age range. None of those deaths were at long-term care facilities. Bertie County: 84 (a decrease of 16 cases). The regional death toll was down from nine the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 3.
Northampton County: 91 (+3) Gates County: 28 (+17 from the previous week)
Hertford County: 87 (a decrease of six cases from the previous week) As of Friday, Sept. 10, the number of positive cases in the Roanoke-Chowan area were as follows:
“Millions of individuals, including teens, have already been vaccinated and clinical trials have proven the vaccine is safe and effective even against the more contagious Delta variant. Now is the time, please do not wait to vaccinate,” Betts added. Local and regional health officials say it is important to follow guidance from NC DHHS including: “COVID-19 remains a highly contagious virus and we need everyone, including children 12 and up, to increase their layers of protection by getting their vaccine,” said R. Battle Betts, Jr., ARHS Health Director. “As we continue to see more cases of the virus among our youth, it’s more important than ever make sure your children 12 and older get vaccinated. This step not only helps that individual and their family members, but it is also a step to help protect those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.
Northampton County residents can call 252-534-5841 to schedule an appointment for either a COVID-19 vaccine or test. ARHS is continuing to accept vaccine appointments (ages 12-and-up) for first and second dose Moderna and Pfizer, along with Johnson and Johnson, at each of its local health departments. Those in the R-C area can call the Gates County Health Dept. (252-357-1380), the Bertie County Health Dept. (252-794-5322), or the Hertford County Health Dept. (252-862-4054). Those offices can also be contacted for COVID testing.
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