Dare County Reports 2nd COVID-19 Fatality

Posted By on July 30, 2020

Another Outer Banks resident has died from COVID-19, marking the second local fatality since the pandemic started in March, according to updated information from the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services.

This latest fatality, reported on the county’s website at 10:45 a.m. on July 30, was a resident of Dare previously listed as being hospitalized. No further information on the individual has been released as of this writing, but we will update this article if and when additional details become available.

There are currently 59 68 active cases in Dare County, including three one hospitalization. (Updated with nine new cases and two previously hospitalized cases moved to home isolation reported on Wednesday, July 30.)

“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. 


Posted by Matt Artz

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