COVID-19 case count remains the same in Dare

Published 7:52 am Thursday, May 28, 2020

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At noon on May 26, the number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 22, the same case number for the past 12 days. Of those 22 Dare County cases, 19 have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared, one has died and two are active. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported that of the two active cases, one is hospitalized and one is recovering in home isolation.

As of May 26 in North Carolina, 24,240 cases of COVID-19 have been lab-confirmed. Of the total, 176 are newly confirmed.

In North Carolina, 766 fatalities associated with COVID-19 are listed. This is an increase of 12 deaths from the previous day. The state is reporting 621 hospitalizations due to coronavirus. The number of hospitalizations decreased by six people.

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At a May 26 afternoon news conference, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that by the end of the week, 59 payments to counties totaling $85 million will be distributed. The federal funds are part of the distribution set up by the General Assembly and the governor.

The North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office is overseeing the distribution of funds.

For 78 days, the state’s emergency operations center has responded to the pandemic. With the help of 529 members of the National Guard, a two-week supply of Personal Protective Equipment is being distributed to long term care facilities. Distribution will take place at four locations.

Three times the governor was asked about the Republican National Convention controversy with President Donald Trump. Cooper responded “we’re continuing our discussions with the Republican National Committee.” He indicated that the Republican National Committee was asked to submit written plans for review by health officials. The request was the same for NASCAR, which submitted plans for the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway held on Sunday, May 24.



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