Another Dare County resident has died of COVID-19, according to today’s Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services dashboard update, bringing the total number of local deaths attributable to the coronavirus to six.

The DCDHHS’s report does not provided any particular details about the person who died. One could surmise that he/she had been hospitalized because the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations of Dare County residents reported on the dashboard has declined by two since yesterday.

The DCDHHS is inconsistent in its updating of hospitalizations, however. Yesterday, the dashboard showed 12 Dare County residents hospitalized, and today, it shows only 10.

Today’s update also includes the report of a male Dare County resident between the ages of 25 and 49 who has been hospitalized for COVID-19. The man is one of only six new cases—five of them residents—reported by the DCDHHS today.

In contrast, the DCDHHS reported 37 new COVID-19 cases yesterday; 73 new cases on Saturday; and 52 new cases on New Year’s Day.

The Beacon is saddened by the loss of another person’s life. We wish his/her loved ones comfort and kindness from others during their grief.

The Beacon, 1/4/21

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