Dare’s latest bulletin: ‘We must continue to be vigilant and follow guidelines’

Published 11:56 am Saturday, April 4, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

In North Carolina, 2,289 cases of COVID-19 in 88 counties and 22 fatalities associated with COVID-19 have been reported as of Saturday, April 4. The state is reporting 259 hospitalizations across the state related to COVID-19.

In Dare County, three positive tests have been reported. Two of the three individuals have completely recovered from their illness and the third person remains in isolation and is improving daily, according to a press release from the county. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services will continue to report on any positive test results as soon as possible.

The county’s Saturday bulletin advises that during emergencies or other trying situations, there are times when misleading or untrue information is shared, especially through the internet and social media. The county encourages that when individuals are making decisions to protect themselves and family members from COVID-19, they rely on credible sources for updated information, such as the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or NCDHHS at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus. For information specific to Dare County, visit www.darenc.com/covid19.

Get the latest headlines sent to you

Currently, there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs specifically for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. Researchers are studying new drugs and drugs that are already approved for other health conditions as possible treatments for COVID-19. Research is also underway to test for antibodies in individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered.

“Beware of people selling cure-all vaccines, drugs or any other products,” states the bulletin. “Consult with a doctor or health professional before you buy or use any products in an effort to prevent or treat COVID-19. Remember – if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

“Given the uncertainty of who may be carrying the virus and the understanding that this virus is highly contagious, we must continue to be vigilant and follow guidelines for practicing social distancing, having direct contact with immediate family members ONLY and good hygiene. These three things are the only weapons we have right now to fight this virus. Currently, there are no vaccinations nor medicines to prevent or cure COVID-19.”

The Dare County Board of Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 6 at 9 a.m. at the Dare County Administration Building in Manteo. The meeting will be streamed live and can be accessed via www.darenc.com or www.currenttv.org (Click on Watch CurrentTV Government Live). Public comment may be submitted to the board by sending an email during the meeting to dcboc@darenc.com.



Focusing on health, Paul Mann Custom Boats to close shop doors for first time in 32 years

COVID-19 scams increasing, warns Senior Medicare Patrol