Dare County Reports 4 New COVID-19 Cases on July 7th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received four new positive COVID-19 test results today, all of which are under the age of 50, bringing the total number now to 150 cases, as of Tuesday (7/7/20) afternoon.
These most recent cases include one male resident of Dare in the 25-49 age group currently recovering in home isolation, one female resident in the 25-49 age group recovering in home isolation, and two male non-residents in the 25-49 age group who have both been transferred to isolation in his home county.
There are currently 38 active cases and two hospitalizations in Dare County.
“Non-resident” cases are those who do not have a Dare County address listed on their identification card, including visitors, non-resident property owners, individuals living and working in Dare County for the summer, and those who may have recently moved to the area and have not yet been able to update their identification card.
A fourth local community testing clinic event, to include diagnostic and antibody testing has been announced for this Thursday, July 9 in Buxton. Click here for details.
Cloth face masks or coverings are mandatory to be worn in any public spaces where social distancing can’t be maintained in Dare County and throughout North Carolina. Read more here.
Local and state health officials continue to strongly encourage everyone to follow the 3 Ws – wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people, wait at least six feet apart and avoid close contact with other people, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.