Dare County Reports 6 COVID-19 Cases on Aug. 17th
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has received six new positive COVID-19 test results today, bringing the total number now to 402 cases, as of Monday (8/17/20) evening.
These most recent cases include one male resident of Dare in the 18-24 age group currently isolating outside of the county and male resident in the 50-64 age group in home isolation, as well as two male non-residents in the 50-64 age group, one male non-resident in the 65 or over age group, and one female non-resident in the 65 or over age group, all of which have been transferred to isolation in their home counties.
There are currently 14 cases of COVID-19 considered “active” in Dare County, including two 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.