Dare Reports 5th COVID-19 Hospitalization in 6 Days
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has received two new positive COVID-19 test results today, including the fifth hospitalization in the last six days since Aug. 5th, bringing the total number now to 380 cases, as of Monday (8/10/20) evening.
These most recent cases include one male non-resident of Dare in the 50-64 age group who has been transferred to isolation in his home county, as well as one male resident in the 65 or over age group who has been hospitalized.
There are currently 22 cases of COVID-19 considered “active” in Dare County, including three resident hospitalizations, 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.