Dare County Reports 15 New COVID-19 Cases on July 9th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received 15 new positive COVID-19 test results today, bringing the total number now to 171 cases, as of Thursday (7/9/20) evening, making this the second highest single day increase in the county to date.
These most recent cases include one female resident of Dare in the 17 or under age group, one male resident in the 18-24 age group, two male residents in the 25-49 age group, three female residents in the 25-49 age group, one female resident in the 50-64 age group, one male resident in the 65 or older age group, one female in the 65 or older age group, all in home isolation, as well as one female non-resident in the 18-24 age group isolating in Dare, one male non-resident in the 25-49 age group isolating in Dare, two female non-residents in the 50-64 age group, one of which is isolating in Dare and the other is isolating in her home county, and one male non-resident in the 65 or older age group transferred to isolation in his home county.
There are currently 37 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.
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.