Dare County reports fourth COVID-19 case

By on April 4, 2020

(Dare County)

The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fourth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. The individual is a resident who was tested in Dare County.

“The individual is currently receiving care at a hospital outside of Dare County,” according to Dr. Sheila Davies, Director of the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services. It is unknown at this time how this individual acquired the virus.

Public health staff is conducting an active investigation into this individual’s activity. Anyone who is determined to have had direct contact will be notified by public health staff.

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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  • Disease Spreader

    Keep that bastard out of Norfolk/Hampton Roads Area. He’s and unwanted non-resident disease spreader. Put up the police baracade and check the trunk. He probably responded to that craigslist add to bring him into Virginia. -surf dude.

    Saturday, Apr 4 @ 4:01 pm
  • Jay

    How is it possible for someone to get infected when the bridge is closed to both guests and non-resident property owners?

    Saturday, Apr 4 @ 4:17 pm
  • Scared Local

    It’s here! We should have blocked traffic in both directions. What was the Control Group thinking? Allowing locals to leave and return has brought the virus to our community.

    Saturday, Apr 4 @ 4:17 pm
  • Gordon

    I really hope this is just a rumor though the source seems irrefutable. Apparently the Peak resources nursing home in Nags Head has a positive case of covid 19 in the nursing home. Obviously Peak resources is trying to keep this information quiet. Also I was coming through the checkpoint in Mann’s Harbor and was behind 3 cars, one with Ohio plates, one with Maryland plates, and one with Virginia plates. I expected to see them turned around but instead I watched all of them get waived through along with myself. What the hell people?

    Sunday, Apr 5 @ 8:47 am
  • Monte Thompson

    If everyone would simply follow the guidelines the pandemic will fade within a few weeks:
    -Shelter in place to the extent possible.
    -Practice Physical distancing when you venture out for necessities.
    -Sanitize your hands ASAP after touching anything that unknown persons may have touched before you.
    -And most importantly…do not touch your own face without washing your hands first.

    But as long as a few bad apples continue to flaunt the recommendations, this thing will drag out for months. Be smart. Be responsible. Be willing to sacrifice in the short term for the greater good in the long term.

    Sunday, Apr 5 @ 9:57 am
  • It was inevitable

    The bridges should have been closed both ways and that’s that. Then the individuals who decide to leave know they are unable to return. Only vendors and Emergency personnel should have been allowed to cross.

    Sunday, Apr 5 @ 2:37 pm
  • Steve

    Tourists and out of town property owners will be the demise of this place.

    Monday, Apr 6 @ 6:42 am