Dare County Reports 55 New COVID-19 Cases and 7th Resident Death Jan. 13
The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that 55 new cases were received today, and a seventh local resident has died due to COVID-19.
Today’s (1/13/21) news comes just after a record increase of 265 new cases were reported in seven days, Jan. 6-12.
The total number of cases in Dare is now 2.149, of which 1,426 are residents and 723 are non-residents.
“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.
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.
In addition, there is currently a statewide executive order for everyone to stay at home from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night, unless they are at work during those hours, which will remain in effect at least through Jan. 29. 2021.