Dare County Reports 7 New COVID-19 Cases on July 17th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received seven new positive COVID-19 test results today, including yet another new hospitalization, bringing the total number now to 246 cases, as of Friday (7/17/20) afternoon.
These most recent cases include one male resident of Dare in the 17 or under age group, two male residents in the 25-49 age group, one female resident in the 25-49 age group, and one male resident in the 65 or over age group, all five of which are recovering in home isolation, as well as one female non-resident non-resident in the 25-49 age range, who has been transferred to isolation in her home county, and one male resident age 65 or over, who is currently hospitalized.
There are currently 53 active cases in Dare County, including three 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.