By Outer Banks Voice on August 7, 2020
Dare County has reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Aug. 7, bringing the total number of cases reported here since the outset of the pandemic to 369. Of the newest cases, two are residents of Dare County and three are non-residents. Two are between the ages of 25-49, two more are between 50-64, and one is age 65 or over. All of them are isolating in either Dare County or their home county.
Here is a more in-depth update on the cases that have been reported in the past three days.
The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 369, 19 of which are considered active. Of the 369 cases, 207 are residents and 162 are non-residents. Three individuals, 1 resident and 2 non-residents, are currently hospitalized outside of Dare County.
Since the last Dare County DHHS Update issued, Tuesday August 4, 2020, there have been 9 new positive cases. Of these 9 cases, 4 are residents and 5 are non-residents. The Dare County website has already been updated to reflect all of these cases.
2 of the cases are close contacts, one symptomatic and one asymptomatic. It is unclear how these individuals acquired the virus, which indicates community spread.
2 of the cases are not connected, both symptomatic. It is unclear how these individuals acquired the virus, which indicates community spread.
1 of the cases is symptomatic and acquired the virus from family members who tested positive outside of Dare County.
1 of the cases is symptomatic and acquired the virus by direct contact with an individual who tested positive outside of Dare County.
3 of the cases are not connected, all symptomatic. It is unclear how these individuals acquired the virus, which indicates community spread.
Contract tracing has been completed on the 8 of the 9 new cases and direct contacts provided by these individuals have been identified, notified, and directed to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure with the positive case. We are currently in the process of working with one individual to identify and notify their direct contacts.
We will be partnering with Mako Medical Laboratories to host another testing clinic on Tuesday, August 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. at Dare County Parks & Recreation located at 602 Mustian St., Kill Devil Hills. Individuals can register for an appointment for the diagnostic test, the antibody test, or both. Registration is required.
To schedule an appointment, please call 252.475.5008. The call center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participants are required to send a photocopy of their government-issued identification card and insurance card prior to the event.