Dare County Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases on July 16th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received 13 new positive COVID-19 test results today, including another new hospitalization, bringing the total number now to 239 cases, as of Thurssday (7/16/20) evening.
These most recent cases include one male resident of Dare age 25-49, four female residents age 25-49, one female resident age 50-64, and one male resident age 65 or over, all recovering in home isolation, as well as one male non-residents age 17 or under, two male non-residents age 25-49, all three of which are in isolation in Dare, and two more male non-residents age 25-49 and a female non-resident age 25-49, all three of which have been transferred to isolation in their home counties.
There are currently 56 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.