205 drive-thru COVID-19 tests yield no positives

By on June 8, 2020

(Dare County)

A total of 205 individuals were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 2 during the drive-thru testing event. Of the 205 specimens, 204 were negative and 1 was deemed invalid. The invalid specimen was determined to be inadequate for testing.

Details about a third testing event, which will include both diagnostic and antibody testing, are underway and information will be released later this month.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 25. We are pleased to share that the individual who tested positive last month and was hospitalized has now recovered.

This week we reported on 2 additional positive cases. The 24th case is a male, aged 50-64, who is a non-resident. The male is currently asymptomatic and remains in home isolation in Dare County. This individual acquired the virus through direct contact with a family member.

The 25th case is a female aged 25-49 who is a Dare County resident and is recovering in home isolation. Since it cannot be determined how this individual acquired the virus, this case is considered acquired through community spread. All direct contacts associated with both of these recent cases have been identified and notified.

More information about COVID-10 is available on the Dare County website at www.darenc.com/covid19 or you can contact the call center at 252.475.5008 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We all play a direct role in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash  

  • Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

 


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