6/28/20: 14 MOSTLY YOUNG PEOPLE—13 OF THEM DARE COUNTY RESIDENTS—TEST POSITIVE LOCALLY FOR COVID-19; ONE IS HOSPITALIZED. Single-Day Record Brings Case Total to 93.

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Fourteen more people—most of them young locals—have tested positive in Dare County for COVID-19, according to an update this evening on the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard.

Of the 13 Dare County residents among the 14 new cases, one is hospitalized, the dashboard reports. The other 12 are in home isolation. The sole non-resident has transferred to isolation in his/her home county.

Eight of the 14 new cases are female, and six are male.

Today’s case report is a new single-day record for cases reported in Dare County, the previous high being nine cases, which has been set twice, most recently last Thursday.

Ninety-three people—56 residents and 37 non-residents—have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County since March. Forty-eight are males, and 45 are females.

The age breakdown of the 14 new COVID-19 cases is:

*Two are 17-years-old. The DCDHHS dashboard reports that 11 of the 93 cases, or about 12 percent, are 17-year-olds.

*Seven are between the ages of 18 and 24, bringing the case total in this age group to 23, or about 25 percent.

*Four are between the ages of 25 and 49, increasing the age-group case total to 28, or about 30 percent.

*One is between the ages of 50 and 64, increasing this age-group case total to 22, or about 24 percent.

The last time a person age 65 or older tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County was June 14, two weeks ago.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 6/28/20

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