Dare County has reported another positive COVID-19 test, this time of a female non-resident who is between the ages of 25 and 49, according to today’s Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard.

The woman, whose case brings the total number of positive tests in the county to 43, has been transferred to home isolation in her county of residence, the dashboard reports.

Of the 43 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Dare County, 27 are local residents, and 16 are non-residents. Twenty-four are female, and 19 are male.

The age breakdown of the 43 cases is as follows:

Age 17: three

Ages 18 to 24: six

Ages 25 to 49: 13

Ages 50 to 64: 12

Ages 65+: nine

Diagnosis of the 44th COVID-19 case in Dare County will mark a doubling of the total number of cases reported since the May 16 reentry of visitors to the Outer Banks.

During the past two weeks, North Carolina has reported a rising number of cases, for a daily average of 1,148. It is one of nine states that are experiencing a surge in the number of positive COVID-19 test results.

Hospitalizations statewide have also increased. Today’s reported 846 hospitalizations are a single-day record for North Carolina.

The number of people who have died in North Carolina because of COVID-19 is now 1,168, according to the latest report by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 6/17/20

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