4/4/20: BREAKING NEWS: COVID-19 CASES 4 AND 5 ANNOUNCED BY DARE COUNTY  

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Two more Dare County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to bulletins posted today by the Dare County Division of Public Health just three hours apart.

Bulletin No. 29 (fourth positive test): https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/6080/1483

Bulletin No. 30 (fifth positive test): https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/6082/1483

Dare’s fourth confirmed positive test is of a resident who was tested in the county, but is “currently receiving care at a hospital outside of Dare County,” said Dr. Sheila Davies, director of the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services.

According to Bulletin No. 29, public-health officials do not know how this person acquired the coronavirus and are conducting an active investigation into his/her activities. People who are determined to have had direct contact with this person will be notified.

The fifth person to test positive for COVID-19 in Dare County is the spouse of the person whose positive test was the second for the county. Bulletin No. 30 reports that the spouses were tested two days apart, and that neither contracted the virus by community spread. Both spouses are in isolation and are said to be “improving daily.”

The other two Dare County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 are reported to have completely recovered.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 4/4/20

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