Five more Dare County residents and one nonresident have tested positive locally for COVID-19, according to today’s Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services’ dashboard, bringing the case total to 156.
The six people vary widely in age, with two being 17-year-olds, one being between the ages of 18 and 24, one between the ages of 25 and 49, and two between 50 and 64. Three are males, three females, and all are in home isolation. The nonresident has transferred to his/her home county.
Statewide, the news is that hospitalizations continue to increase, reaching 994 during the last 24-hour reporting period, which is a single-day high.
The N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services reports 1,435 new confirmed COVID-19 cases today, among 1,096,682 completed tests, for a positive-test rate of about 5.65 percent. Twenty-one more people died as a result of COVID-19, bringing fatalities in North Carolina to 1,441.
The Beacon, 7/8/20