23rd Individual Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Dare County
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received a new positive COVID-19 test result, an individual identified as a non-resident who acquired the virus from direct contact with a family member. The individual is asymptomatic and is currently isolating in their home county.
In this particular case, the individual returned to their home county prior to Dare DHHS receiving the test results. Upon receiving the positive result, the individual’s home county was notified, and both counties’ health departments worked together with the individual to ensure that all direct contacts in Dare were identified and notified, according to Dare DHHS Director Dr. Sheila Davies.
This brings the total number of positive tests in Dare County to 23. Of those 23 cases, 18 are Dare residents and five are non-residents. Of the 18 residents, 15 have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared, two remain active, and one has died.
The two active cases have remained active for more than three weeks. They are not connected and the individuals are very different, as one is over age 65 and considered high risk, while the other is middle aged with no underlying medical conditions. Both were retested recently and each still tested positive again. One is in isolation at the hospital and the other is in isolation at home.
You can watch today’s full update from Dr. Davies in the video below.