A seventh Dare County resident has died of COVID-19, according to a dashboard update tonight by the Dare County Dept. of Health and Human Services, which also reported 55 new COVID-19 cases.

The DCDHHS provided no identifying or circumstantial details about the person who died, although it would appear from the dashboard that he or she was not hospitalized. For the past five days, 12 Dare County residents have been reported as hospitalized, the last one being a woman age 65 or older who was admitted on Jan. 9.

Of the 55 new COVID-19 cases reported today, 39 are Dare County residents, and 16 are nonresidents. Varying widely in age and representing all age groups, the 55 people are in home isolation.

The Beacon extends its sincere condolences to the loved ones of the person who lost his or her life.

The Beacon, 1/13/21

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