One new COVID-19 case reported in Dare

By on June 2, 2020

Davies offers detailed breakdown of cases to date

Dare County announced one new case of COVID-19 as Department of Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies provided the most detailed breakdown to date of the cases reported to the county in a June 2 video.

The new case brings to 23 the total number of cases reported in Dare County. The latest infected individual is non-resident who acquired the virus from direct contact with a family member. The person, according to Davies, is asymptomatic and is isolating in his or her home county.

According to new data available on the county website, of the 23 Dare cases to date, 18 involved residents and 5 were non-residents. Of the 18 residents, 15 have recovered or are asymptomatically cleared, 1 is dead, and 2 are active cases, with one of those individuals still hospitalized. Of the 5 non-residents, all have recovered or been cleared, other than the newest case.

In addition, the new breakdown of data reveals that of the 23 cases, 9 have involved men and 14 have involved women. Broken down by age group, 1 infected person was between the ages of 18-24; another 8 were between the ages of 25-49; another 7 were between 50 and 64 years of age; and 7 were 65 and older.

In addition, Davies provided an update on the 179 COVID-19 tests administered on May 26 in the county’s first drive-thru testing event. (A second one is occurring on June 2). And the news was good. Of the 179 tests, 177 were negative for the virus and 2 were deemed invalid.

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  • Lee

    Dare county you have done well. Your commissioners have used a smart approach and it has helped to keep the numbers low. I only wish my county commissioners would take you as an example. But no,,, they voted last night to go ahead with the fire works show in carolla and one commissioner said he expect ten thousand people to attend. People of Currituck need to go on utube and start watching your commissioners meetings and see who are making critical decisions the effect your lives and the lives of others.

    Tuesday, Jun 2 @ 1:33 pm
  • Deb

    Really? Where does this person live if they aren’t from here and why does that count as a Dare County positive? If they were asymtomatic, how do you know they had the virus? You are STILL trying to scare people about a pandemic that isn’t here. Find something else to talk about please. We’re not interested in this nonsense anymore.

    Tuesday, Jun 2 @ 2:40 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Deb, the reason someone knows that they have the virus when they are asymptomatic is because they had a test. I would be willing to assume they had that test because a family member had the virus. If you’re not interested in these stories, please don’t read them.

    Tuesday, Jun 2 @ 8:08 pm
  • Melshell

    Crazy that some people think this is over. Far from it. New cases everyday in n.c. prove it. Still wear mask and wash your hands so obx can stay open.

    Tuesday, Jun 2 @ 9:31 pm
  • Ken

    I’m glad the numbers are low there. As an out-of-state tourist who plans to visit in a month, I’m hoping the numbers stay low and everyone is still being cautions and wearing masks when appropriate.

    Wednesday, Jun 3 @ 9:36 am
  • Bee

    Why are stores allowing customers in, if they do not use masks? This is not just a few, but many, many, many. I was in Lowes just yesterday and was shocked to see all those that were walking around without masks. Has common sense gone on vacation???

    Thursday, Jun 4 @ 8:37 am