Dare County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

By on June 27, 2020

(Dare County)

On the evening of June 27, Dare County reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases reported since the pandemic began to 79. The two new cases involve two female residents of Dare County between that ages of 25-49, and they are isolating at home. With 33 new cases reported in the last week, officials have said that Dare County is now experiencing community-wide spread of COVID-19.

In recent days, an increasing number of younger people have been infected with the virus. And of the 79 Dare County cases to date, 49 have involved people under the age of 50 and 30 have involved people who are 50 and older.



Comments

  • WBN

    It would be nice to know what line of business the locals are in who test positive.

    Sunday, Jun 28 @ 7:49 am
  • Dethrol

    @WBN
    Nope, that would be a violation of privacy rights, especially since the disclosure would involve medical information. And please, before you criticize my response or stipulate that you didn’t suggest that names be released, what would happen if the public was told the latest X number of cases were retail store employees? I’d suggest you’d quickly have calls for boycotts, closures, and all manner of overreaction directed at all retail businesses. If you doubt it, check out what’s been said and suggested about visitors with positive tests. It’s embarrassing, both as a resident of OBX and as a human being. If each of us works really, really hard to take care of ourselves and mind our own business, we’ll be just fine.

    Sunday, Jun 28 @ 3:06 pm
  • Lou Briccant

    Blah blah blah, everyone’s gonna get sick… narrative narrative narrative… continue reporting total cases making the uninformed continue to think nobody has recovered… sounds a lot scarier that way…

    Sunday, Jun 28 @ 3:54 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Lou, every day when we publish the statewide coronavirus numbers, we include the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19. And when we post the Dare County graphic on the number of cases locally, that also includes the number of those who are recovered or asymptomatically cleared.

    Monday, Jun 29 @ 8:46 am