Recent COVID-19 cases in Dare skew young

By on July 8, 2020

One senior citizen reported infected since June 22

Update: At 5 p.m. on June 8, Dare County reported 6 new cases, bringing the total to 156. Five of the new cases involves residents and one is a non-resident. Three of the individuals are less than 25 years old.  One male, between 25 and 49 years of age, has been hospitalized.

The number of reported positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County has accelerated since June 22, when, at that point, a record high 9 new daily cases were reported.  Here’s a look at some of the numbers associated with that rise. The first case of COVID-19 in Dare County was reported on March 25. Between March 25 and June 22, there were 49 total cases reported.

  • Since June 22, there have been 101 new cases reported, for an average of more than 6 new cases a day.
  • The record high number of new cases (16) was reported on July 1. There next highest daily total, 14, was reported on June 28.
  • Of those 101 cases since June 22, a total of 55 have involved residents and 46 have involved non-residents.
  • Since June 22, 60 of the 101 new cases have involved people under 25 years of age. At the same time, only 14 cases have been reported in people ages 50 and older.
  • Individuals between the ages of 18-24 have made up, by far, the most cases (49) since June 22. In that same period, only one senior citizen age 65 or older has been reported to be infected with the coronavirus.

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