Dare Reports 6 New COVID-19 Cases on July 8th; New Hospitalization
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received six new positive COVID-19 test results today, including one new hospitalization, bringing the total number now to 156 cases, as of Wednesday (7/8/20) evening.
These most recent cases include one male resident of Dare in the 17 or under age group, one female resident in the 18-24 age group, one male resident in the 25-49 age group, one male resident in the 50-64 age group, one female resident in the 50-64 age group, and one female non-resident in the 18-24 age group. The male resident in the 25-49 age group is currently hospitalized. The other residents are recovering in home isolation and the female non-resident is in isolation in her home county.
There are currently 42 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.