April 4, 2020
The Dare County Division of Public Health has announced the fifth positive test result for COVID-19 in Dare County. On Tuesday, March 31, Bulletin #22 was issued announcing the second positive test result and reported that this individual’s spouse had also been tested. Those results were received today by Dare County Division of Public Health and it was confirmed that the spouse tested positive for COVID-19.
This is not a case of community spread and the spouses were tested two days apart. Contact tracing of direct contacts associated with both spouses was conducted by public health staff last week. Both spouses have remained in isolation and are improving daily.
To date, the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services has reported a total of five positive test results. Two have completely recovered, two are spouses who remain in isolation and improving daily and one individual is receiving care at a hospital outside of Dare County.
For more information about COVID-19 in Dare County, visit darenc.com/covid19. The Dare County COVID-19 Call Center will reopen on Monday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. and can be reached at 252.475.5008.