A Dare County man has been hospitalized with COVID-19, and another local man is in home isolation after testing positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to a 6:30 p.m. report today by the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services. Both men are between the ages of 50 and 64.

In a blog that The Beacon posted at 6 p.m. today, we reported that seven nonresidents had tested positive for COVID-19 and been transferred to isolation in their home counties, according to yesterday’s DCDHHS dashboard, but no cases had been posted on the dashboard today.

It never fails. If it weren’t such an absurd proposition, we would think someone in the county health department was reading The Beacon and waiting to update case results after we filed our reports.

The two new COVID-19 cases today bring the total number diagnosed in Dare County to 378 people: 209 Dare County residents and 169 nonresidents. There currently are two Dare County residents, and two nonresidents, hospitalized outside of the area.

Please see The Beacon on 8/7/20 for details about a COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing event this Tuesday in Kill Devil Hills. An appointment is required.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 8/9/20

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