Hyde County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, drop in active cases

Published 7:23 pm Monday, September 21, 2020

From the Hyde County Health Department

As of Monday, Hyde County reported a total COVID-19 case count of 126. Of this total, one is an active case, 120 have recovered and 5 are deaths. There have been two more deaths since the last update. We offer our sincerest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. Our prayers are for comfort and peace.

Active cases have dropped significantly. This is because many of the COVID-19 patients recovered at the same time. New cases over the past week have trended downward as well. These are all good things; however we must not let our guard down. Please continue to wear facial coverings, socially distance by at least six feet and wash your hands. Avoid large crowds as well. Thank you to those who are complying. Your efforts are not in vain.

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, including Medicaid or Medicare, that 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.

Related to testing, there will be a drive-thru testing event in Fairfield at the Fairfield United Methodist Church on Sept. 29 starting at 4 p.m. and lasting until the last appointment is seen. Appointments are required and can be obtained by calling 252-926-4397 or 252-926-4382. Again, there is no out-of-pocket expense to you, but if you have insurance, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card.

As always, the Hyde County Health Department remains available to the public to answer questions and provide education. We can be reached at 252-926-4399 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For 24/7, on-call services, call the Coronavirus Hotline at 1-866-462-3821,

Get your information from reliable sources, such as:

  • CDC, www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus;
  • NC Division of Health and Human Services, www.ncdhhs.gov;
  • Hyde County Health Department, www.hydehealth.com, 252-926-4399.