7/6/20: 10 NEW COVID-19 CASES REPORTED BY DARE COUNTY; N.C. SINGLE-DAY HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT RECORD HIGH.

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Ten more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Dare County, most of them under the age of 25, according to today’s Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard, while hospitalizations statewide hit a single-day record high of 982.

The case total in Dare County is now 146.

Of the 10 new COVID-19 cases in Dare County, four are county residents, and six are nonresidents; five are males and five are females.

Seven of the new cases are between ages 18 and 24; and the remaining three are a 17-year-old, a person between ages 25 and 49, and a person between ages 50 and 64.

The four Dare County residents are in home isolation locally, as are four of the nonresidents. Two nonresidents have transferred to isolation in their home counties.

The North Carolina COVID-19 dashboard reports 1,546 new COVID-19 cases today, out of 15,008 completed tests, for a positive-test rate of 10 percent—the first time the rate has been in the double-digits since June 8.

In the past two months, the single-day positive-test rate has been 10 percent or higher only twice. (The Beacon’s records do not go back before May 4.) Any rate above 5 percent is worrisome to public-health officials.

Dr. Sheila Davies, director of the DCDHHS, will detail the mode of transmission in the COVID-19 cases reported since last Friday in her videotaped update tomorrow.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 7/6/20   

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