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Area COVID-19 case count updates

On Wednesday, July 15, Dare County Health and Human Services announced six additional COVID-19 positive tests, bringing the total number of positive tests in the county to 226.

Residents account for 127 of the positive tests; non-residents 99.

Of the residents with positive tests, 47 are in home isolation, two are hospitalized, one has died and 77 have recovered or been asymptomatically cleared.

Of the non-residents with positive tests, 28 have transferred isolation to a home county and 13 remain in isolation in Dare County. Some 58 have recovered or been asymptomatically cleared.

“We continue to see growing cases of COVID-19 in Dare County,” stated the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services update on Tuesday, July 14. “The majority of cases are occurring because of direct contact. We are seeing friends spreading the virus to friends, and then it spreading further to family members and close co-workers. It is important to maintain physical distancing from others, at least six feet, and limiting direct contact with others outside your household.”

On Thursday, July 9, Dare County Health and Human Services and partner Mako Medical Laboratories conducted diagnostic and antibody tests in Buxton at the Fessenden Center. The results are:

– 222 diagnostic tests conducted: 7 positive, 0 inconclusive, 0 invalid, 215 negative

– 127 antibody tests conducted: 2 positive, 125 negative

On July 14, the department partnered again with Mako Medical Laboratories to host a community testing event starting at 1 p.m. at Dare County Parks and Recreation located at 602 Mustian St., Kill Devil Hills. Results from this clinic are expected to be available beginning Friday, July 24.

According to Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health, two new positive COVID-19 cases and three additional recoveries were reported for Tyrrell County on Wednesday, bringing that county’s total number of positive cases to 63, with 44 recovered and one death.

On July 15, Hyde County Health Department reported 33 total cases for Hyde. Of those, four are reported to be active positive and 29 are reported as recoveries.

The most recent report from Albemarle Regional Health Services was on July 10 and reports COVID-19 case counts for Currituck County (23 lab confirmed cases – three active and 20 recovered), Pasquotank County (234 lab confirmed cases – 23 active, 194 recovered and 17 deaths) and Camden County (34 lab confirmed cases – 7 active, 26 recovered and one death).

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