Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County, according to today’s Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard.

All four new cases are non-residents who have been transferred to isolation in their home counties. Three of the four are between the ages of 18 and 24, and one is between the ages of 50 and 64. Three are men, and one is a woman.

The total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Dare County is now 39.

Seventeen of the 39 cases have been diagnosed since May 16, when the county lifted the access restriction on visitors. Of those 17, six are Dare County residents, and 11 are non-residents. It is not known how many tests have been completed in the county.

Dr. Sheila Davies, director of the DCDHHS, will provide a few details tomorrow in her weekly update message about how the latest seven people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County contracted the virus. The DCDHHS reported three new cases over the weekend, two of them residents.

The Dare County Control Group decided last Thursday to encourage the use of face masks or face coverings in public, but not to make their use mandatory. (See The Beacon, 6/13/20.)

THE BEACON, 6/15/20

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