UPDATED: COVID-19 case count now 57 in Dare

Published 2:39 pm Monday, June 22, 2020

In Dare County, the number lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 saw an increase of eight new cases from the day prior.

The county reported 56 lab-confirmed cases of the virus around 1 p.m. on June 22. An additional case was added around 4 p.m.

At the beginning of the weekend, the total number lab-confirmed cases in Dare County was 44 persons. By the end of the weekend, the total was 49 total cases.

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Testing positive in the cases reported in Monday’s first update were six non-residents and one Dare County resident, who is female between 50 and 64 years of age. She is isolating in Dare County.

Of the six non-residents, three are male and three are female. Two males and one female are 17 or under. Two females and one male are 50 to 64 years of age. Two of the six have been transferred to home counties. Four are isolating in Dare County.

The case reported later Monday afternoon is a male Dare resident between 25 and 49 years of age who is reported to be in home isolation.

The total is now 28 non-residents who have tested positive while in Dare County. Of that total, 17 individuals have been transferred to isolation in home counties, seven have recovered and four are isolating in Dare County.

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Among residents, 29 have tested positive. Some 17 have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared and one person has died. Of the 11 active cases, one is hospitalized and 10 are in home isolation.

On June 22, North Carolina reported 53,605 cases, an increase of 804, and 1,223 North Carolinians have died from the coronavirus. On Monday, 870 people were hospitalized across the state due to the virus.

As of Monday, North Carolina’s hospital capacity stands at 24% for available hospital beds and 21% for intensive care units. Some 855 of 2,001 ventilators are in use.

Effective Sunday, June 21, 2020, a requirement to wear face coverings in inside and outside venues when social distancing cannot be maintained went into effect in Dare County.

Some exceptions to the face covering requirement include while dining in a restaurant; medical, behavioral, disability conditions or religious belief; in private, separate offices; children under 12 years of age; household family members; when complying with law enforcement order; in settings when it is not feasible or practical to wear face coverings when rendering or obtaining goods or services; and in areas of retail establishments, businesses and restaurants that are not open to the public and recommended distancing is maintained.

Appointments at the June 30, 2020, Dare County Testing Event set for Kill Devil Hills are only available for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

All appointments for antibody testing were filled Monday, June 22.

To make a drive-through appointment for COVID-19 test, call 252-475-5008.

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