Dare County Reports 6 New COVID-19 Cases on July 15th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received six new positive COVID-19 test results today, bringing the total number now to 226 cases, as of Wednesday (7/15/20) evening.
These most recent cases include one male resident of Dare age 17 or under and one female resident age 25-49, both of which are in home isolation, as well as one male non-resident age 17 or under, one female non-resident age 17 or under, and one male non-resident age 50-64, all three of which have been transferred to isolation in their home counties, one female resident in the 65 or over age group who is currently hospitalized.
There are currently 49 active cases in Dare County, and two hospitalizations.
“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.