Dare County Reports 12 New COVID-19 Cases on July 21st
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has received 12 new positive COVID-19 test results today, including yet another new hospitalization, bringing the total number now to 277 cases, as of Tuesday (7/21/20) afternoon.
These most recent cases include one female resident of Dare in the 1 or under age group, seven male residents in the 25-49 age group, one female resident in the 25-49 age group, all of which are recovering in home isolation, as well as one female non-resident in the 18-24 age group, one male non-resident in the 25-49 age group, and one female non-resident in the 25-49 age group, all three of which have been transferred to isolation in their home counties.
One local resident who was previously hospitalized has now moved to home isolation as of today.
There are currently 63 active cases in Dare County, including two hospitalizations.
Another testing clinic will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 starting at 1:00 p.m. at Dare County Center located at 950 Marshall Collins Drive, Manteo. Individuals can register for an appointment for the diagnostic test, the antibody test, or both. Registration is required.
To schedule an appointment, please call 252-475-5008. The call center is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants are required to send a photocopy of their government-issued identification card and insurance card prior to the event.
“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.