DCDHHS’ COVID-19 Update #11 | Friday, June 19, 2020

DCDHHS’ COVID-19 Update #11
Friday, June 19, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Dare County COVID-19 Case Update

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Dare County is 44, 10 of which are considered active (9 are residents and 1 is a non-resident). Since the last Dare County DHHS Update issued, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 there have been 2 new positive cases. The Dare County website has already been updated to reflect all of these cases.

Both of the new cases are non-residents and females aged 18-24. One is symptomatic and returned to their county of permanent residence. This individual acquired the virus from direct contact with a non-resident who we reported on last week who was positive. The second positive case is asymptomatic and is isolating in Dare County. The individual acquired the virus from direct contact when outside of Dare County.

Follow the 3Ws

We continue to see asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. Please do your part to slow the spread of the viru by following the 3Ws – – wear, wait and wash.

Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people.

Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer

There are individuals who have legitimate medical reasons and are not able to wear a face covering. We all need to be kind, show compassion and understanding.

Testing

A total of 265 appointments have been booked for the COVID-19 Antibody & Diagnostic Testing Event on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Kill Devil Hills. A limited number of appointments are still available for antibody testing. There are still plenty of diagnostic drive thru testing appointments available. To schedule an appointment, please call 252.475.5008. The call center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information on testing, please visit www.darenc.com/covidtesting.

Communications and Information Sharing

Dare County DHHS has an established schedule of communication to share information regarding COVID-19. On Tuesdays, a written update and a video update which includes an overview of the previous week’s COVID-19 key metrics is issued, on Thursdays a Spanish Video Update is issued, and on Fridays a written update is issued. All released videos and written updates can be found on our website, DHHS facebook page, Dare County Twitter page, and Dare Emergency Management Twitter page. If you would like to receive these updates directly to your email, please sign up to receive our enotifications.

New positive cases are updated on the dashboard on our website and shared on the DHHS facebook page when we receive them. To find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases in Dare County visit www.darenc.com/covid19. State COVID-19 data is available at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

Contact Us

We encourage you to stay informed by visiting www.darenc.com/covid19 or by visiting the CDC or NC DHHS websites. If you have specific needs or questions you may also call the Dare County COVID-19 call center open Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 at 252-475-5008.