By Outer Banks Voice on May 26, 2020
In a new video released on May 26, Dare County Director of Health and Human Services Sheila Davies cautions people to observe social distancing guidelines and to wear face masks if necessary, stating that “The spread of COVID-19 in the weeks ahead is going to be heavily determined by social behaviors and choice.”
Davies also reviewed some key numbers related to COVID-19 in Dare County. There have been 22 reported cases to date, and none since May 14. Of those 22 cases, 19 people have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared, there are two active cases (including one individual in the hospital), and one person succumbed to the disease.
In addition, there have been 720 COVID-19 tests reported in Dare County as of May 24. The percentage of positive tests to overall tests administered is just under 4.6%, which is below the state average of about 7%.
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