Three new COVID-19 cases in Dare, Currituck counties

By on May 14, 2020

(Outer Banks Voice)

In a May 14 video, Dare County Director of Health and Human Services Sheila Davies reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the county total to 22. This latest individual is a Dare County resident, Davies said, adding that, “It is unclear how this individual came into contact with the virus,” raising the possibility of “community spread.” Of the 22 Dare County cases, 17 have recovered or been asymptomatically cleared, four are active (Including one person in the hospital) and one person has died.

Two recent cases of COVID-19 in Currituck County have brought the total of lab confirmed cases there to 11. According to Albemarle Regional Health Services, of those 11 cases, three are active and eight have recovered.

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  • Dixie Normus

    Oh look, we reopen the OBX and we get more plague cases. Big surprise I know! Its almost like 2+2=4. The stupid boomers running this place reopened the OBX cause they want to line their greedy pockets with tourist money and they will be the death of us all!

    Thursday, May 14 @ 7:52 pm
  • Ryan Seutter

    I hope we can keep these covid infected people out of Hampton Roads. No place for them besides OBX. Maybe a roadblock into Chesapeake can be made.

    Thursday, May 14 @ 7:58 pm
  • Kj

    One was a resident and the others off the outer banks. How do you deduce this is the cause of opening up???

    Thursday, May 14 @ 11:15 pm
  • M

    If they test like they’re supposed to here( please do) then numbers are going to sky rocket in the coming weeks. Starting tomorrow it’s going to start cranking up. Opening a month or so to early. We all got bills to pay but I’m just so scared for certain ones here and there health conditions. Love our community. Stay strong for what’s coming.

    Friday, May 15 @ 5:44 am
  • Bud

    Good idea Ryan. Keeping the infected in Hampton Roads with all the others already there, would great, we don’t need them here where we lack proper care.

    Friday, May 15 @ 6:08 am
  • Chris

    Ryan…..ill trade not going to wawa for no chesapeake people coming here.

    Friday, May 15 @ 7:59 am
  • Chase long

    I would love to know how many so called local have isolated to only to beach during this. I fill it would be a very low number and you can’t blame it all on NRPO’s as the check point allows vendors and outside contractors to come and go as needed. AS shown yesterday in the news even crooks are riding bikes on the beach as they B&E homes.

    Friday, May 15 @ 9:23 am
  • VirusHereToStay

    It is just ignorant if you think it’s lawful to block entry into OBX. Thank God for the Boomers who are rational. All the fearful…. RUN!

    Friday, May 15 @ 11:23 am
  • Sunrise Home

    1 or 2 newly confirmed cases cannot be contributed to opening OBX to NRPO’s and visitors! Please remember, there is no cure, and no vaccine – so there is going to be new cases here and there. We must try and stay positive and understand that if your afraid or sick – STAY HOME! This applies to BOTH visitors and OBX residents. If you are not sick, and need to return to life, then that is your choice. Go to work, go to the beach, go on vacation!

    Friday, May 15 @ 11:29 am
  • Lulu


    Friday, May 15 @ 2:31 pm
  • Timmay

    Yup.. Only hd 2 cases.. Then boom they let the zombies in.. OBX is GONNA BE HOT!!!!

    Friday, May 15 @ 10:44 pm
  • Timmay

    Everybody needs to just say home and hit the sand islands for our tans.

    Friday, May 15 @ 10:48 pm
  • Melshell

    During this past week I’ve noticed no one respecting the 6 foot rule and those people weren’t wearing mask. Just do it if not for yourself but for others. It’s so easy.

    Friday, May 15 @ 10:57 pm
  • Tri-Village

    For all the people that state its unlawful or against the constitution to block travel are very selfish . This situation is terrible for everyone. I would love for you to understand what its like for residents during this process. First off I can name many people that haven’t left the Outer Banks during this as not only to avoid the virus but also as a courtesy to not carry the virus to other areas in case one does have it. Just imagine if where you live over night there is 200,000 people in your town . Hell your backyard. Shopping at the already depleted stores and crowding the local parks. . For us “so called locals” we need to look at this as a hurricane we are not able to go to the stores to stock up for because there is nothing there. Rather than our properties being flooded it will be our lungs. We all rely on the tourist industry in one way or another. I make a good amount of money off of it. But the fact of the matter is you can not breathe a dollar bill and if you get sick and pass away from this the extra money we would have made it will not be buried with us. The tourist industry pays for a lot but with this going on and the influx of people I think a lot of people would be happy foregoing a few things for a year until there is some sort of better plan for a summer season. The plan as it stands now is f-it we need their money. If people that work here get sick there will be no one to clean the houses, pools, cut the yards, work at the stores and so on. Real lose, lose for everyone

    Saturday, May 16 @ 4:58 pm
  • Pwk

    Sorry not boomers. Boomers are flower children, It’s the 80’s greedy children who were taught greed that are making this happen , God of help us.

    Saturday, May 16 @ 7:53 pm