Dare Reports One COVID-19 Case on Aug. 6th; Two New Hospitalizations
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has received one new positive COVID-19 test result today, and also two new hospitalizations, bringing the total number now to 364 cases, as of Thursday (8/6/20) evening.
This most recent case is a female non-resident in the 65 or over age group who has been hospitalized. In addition, a local resident case previously reported has moved from home isolation to hospitalization, making three new hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours.
There are currently 17 cases of COVID-19 considered “active” in Dare County, including one local hospitalization, as well as two non-resident 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.