Dare County Reports 7 COVID-19 Cases on Aug. 8th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has received seven new positive COVID-19 test results today, bringing the total number now to 376 cases, as of Saturday (8/7/20) afternoon, with the next community testing event scheduled for August 11.
These most recent cases include two males in the 25-49 age group, one male in the 50-64 age group, and four females in the 50-64 age group, all of which are non-residents of Dare and have been transferred to isolation in their home counties.
There are currently 19 cases of COVID-19 considered “active” in Dare County, including one local hospitalization, as well as two non-resident hospitalizations.
Dare County is again partnering with Mako Medical Laboratories of Raleigh to host the next diagnostic and antibody COVID-19 testing event, scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. at Dare County Parks and Recreation located at 602 Mustian St, Kill Devil Hills. Appointments are required. This event is open to permanent residents of Dare County, ages 10 and older.
“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.