In the blink of an eye after we posted our last local COVID-19 case update, Dare County reported six more positive test results—all of them of men, who are widely ranging in age. The previous three cases were also men of different generations.
Father’s Day was June 21. Could these cases have anything to do with a Father’s Day gathering?
Four of the men who tested positive are residents, and two are non-residents, according to the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard.
The total COVID-19 case count for Dare County is now 75. If any other cases are added today, a single-day case reporting record will be set. Today’s nine cases match the single-day record set on Sunday.
The age breakdown of the six new cases is as follows:
One is 17
Two are between ages 18 and 24
Two are between ages 25 and 49
One is between ages 50 and 64
Five of the six men are in isolation in Dare County, including one non-resident. The other non-resident has transferred to isolation in his home county.
We will report on any new cases that appear this evening on the dashboard at the end of the night.
Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 6/25/20