Information on two new COVID-19 cases in Dare released; no positive results from last testing event

Published 12:40 pm Friday, June 5, 2020

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Dare County Department of Health and Human Services released information midday Friday, June 5 on the current number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County, which now stands at 25.

According to the press release, the 24th case is a male, aged 50-64, who is a non-resident of the county. He is currently asymptomatic and in home isolation in Dare County. This individual acquired the virus through direct contact with a family member.

The county states the 25th case is a female, aged 25-49, who is a Dare County resident and is recovering in home isolation. Since it cannot be determined how this individual acquired the virus, this case is considered acquired through community spread.

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All direct contacts associated with both of these recent cases have been identified and notified, according to DCDHHS.

“We are pleased to share that the individual who tested positive last month and was hospitalized has now recovered,” stated the release.

In North Carolina, there are 32,255 cases of COVID-19 in 100 counties as of June 5. There have been 966 fatalities in the state associated with COVID-19 and 717 hospitalizations across NC from COVID-19 illness have been reported.

On Tuesday, June 2, a total of 205 individuals were tested for COVID-19 during the drive through testing event held in Nags Head. Of the 205 specimens, 204 were negative and one was deemed invalid, as it was “determined to be inadequate for testing.”

Details about a third testing event, which will include both diagnostic and antibody testing, are underway and the DCDHHS states information will be released later this month.



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