6/22/20: DARE REPORTS 7 NEW COVID-9 CASES—THE HIGHEST SINGLE-DAY TOTAL YET, AND THE DAY IS NOT OVER. SIX ARE NON-RESIDENTS.

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 Seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 locally, according to today’s Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard—six of them non-residents.

Three of the seven people are 17-year-olds, and the remaining four are between the ages of 50 and 64. Three are male, and four are female.

The one Dare County resident who tested positive is in home isolation. Three of the non-residents are also in isolation in Dare County. The remaining three non-residents have transferred to isolation in their home counties, according to the dashboard.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dare County is now 56, split evenly between residents and non-residents.

Fifty-four percent of the cases have occurred in people under the age of 50. Twenty-nine percent are of people age 24 or younger.

People age 65 and older account for only 16 percent of the total cases, including the one fatality in the county.

Dr. Sheila Davies, director of the DCDHHS, will provide details on the latest 10 cases—three of which were reported yesterday—in her update tomorrow.

See The Beacon’s post from earlier today about the face-covering mandate that took effect in Dare County yesterday morning.

The Beacon, 6/22/20

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