Dare County announces fifth COVID-19 case

By on April 4, 2020

Individual is spouse of another infected person

(Dare County)

The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fifth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. On Tuesday, March 31, Bulletin #22 was issued announcing the second positive test result and reported that this individual’s spouse had also been tested. Those results were received today by Dare County Division of Public Health and it was confirmed that the spouse tested positive for COVID-19.

This is not a case of community spread and the spouses were tested two days apart. Contact tracing of direct contacts associated with both spouses was conducted by public health staff last week. Both spouses have remained in isolation and are improving daily.

To date, the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services has reported a total of five positive test results. Two have completely recovered, two are spouses who remain in isolation and improving daily and one individual is receiving care at a hospital outside of Dare County.

For more information about COVID-19 in Dare County, visit darenc.com/covid19. The Dare County COVID-19 Call Center will reopen on Monday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. and can be reached at 252.475.5008.


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    It appears it is time for Tyrell and Hyde to prohibit entry into to their counties from Dare!

    Saturday, Apr 4 @ 9:02 pm
  • NRPO

    Do locals know that their hospital does not EVEN HAVE an ICU so all COVID-19 patients would be sent to Chesapeake RMC? Another reason your Locals Only ban is a discriminatory joke. Virginians, who own most NRPO houses, are taking your sick. We have asked Gov. Northam to shut the VA hospitals to all Dare residents, but he’s spineless, unlike Cuomo.

    Sunday, Apr 5 @ 9:04 am
  • Life long Local

    hi, this is all from people rushing to travel down here as all original cases were nrpo traveling during restricted travel when as not & immediately upon arrival notifying public officials they are ill. risking every community they passed through.

    Sunday, Apr 5 @ 1:18 pm
  • Toni Minnis

    I hear Chesapeake hospital getting full.
    We have our own virus patients in Hampton roads. Maybe obx will consider
    As they almost alway do letting the people’s
    2nd homes in obx come down first when the bridge opens. Missing my obx 🏠. Stay
    Healthy down there I hope y’all’s plan works

    Sunday, Apr 5 @ 2:24 pm