By Outer Banks Voice on September 16, 2020
Dare County reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 16, bringing the total number of cases reported here since the onset of the pandemic to 506. The newest cases involve two residents and two non-residents of Dare County. One is between 25-49 years of age, one is between 50-64 and two are at least 65 years old. All four individuals are isolating at home, with the two non-residents transferred to their home counties.
In a Sept. 15 update on COVID-19 cases in Dare County, the Dare County Department Health and Human Services reported that in the past week, there were 543 COVID-19 diagnostic tests performed in the county by local healthcare providers, bringing the total number of tests performed since early March to 11,856. There were 26 positive cases between September 7 and September 13. The percent positive to total tests for the past week alone decreased slightly to 4.79%. The percent of positive tests to overall tests in Dare County since it started testing in early March remained stable this week at 4.18%.
Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates o number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.
SOURCE: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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