Dare County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Cases on July 14th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received five new positive COVID-19 test results today, bringing the total number now to 220 cases, as of Tuesday (7/14/20) evening.
These most recent cases include one male non-resident of Dare age 17 or under, one female non-resident age 17 or under, one female non-resident age 25-49, all three of which are recovering in isolation in Dare, as well as another female non-resident age 25-49 and a male non-resident age 25-49, both of which have been transferred to isolation in their home counties.
There are currently 48 active cases in Dare County, and one resident currently hospitalized in critical condition.
“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.