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DCDHHS updates COVID-19 cases; total now 113

The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services has updated the total COVID-19 case count for the county. As of 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 113 total cases have been reported.

Of the 16 cases reported Wednesday, 12 are nonresidents (nine males, three females) and four are residents (two males, two females). Of the nonresidents, nine are 18-24, one is 25-39 and two are 50-64. Of the residents, one is 17 or under, two are 18-24 and one is 50-64.

Dare’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that of the 63 total positive tests listed for county residents, 25 have recovered or have been asymptomatically cleared, 37 cases are active (35 home isolation and two hospitalizations) and one fatality. For nonresidents, of the 50 total positive tests listed, 19 are reported to have recovered or asymptomatically cleared, 11 are in isolation in Dare and 20 have transferred isolation to their home counties.

DCDHHS’s key metrics and data updated June 20 shows the total number of COVID-19 tests performed since early March to be 2,569. The percent of positive tests to overall tests in the county since testing began in early March is 3.62%. The county lists the percentage of positive tests in the past week to be 7.6%.

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