12 new COVID-19 circumstances reported in Dare CountyBy Outer Banks Voice on July 21, 2020(Dare County Division of Well being and Human Companies)After a number of days of seeing new each day circumstances in single digits, Dare County reported 12 new circumstances of COVID-19 on July 21. That brings the entire variety of circumstances to 277 for the reason that starting of the pandemic. Of those new circumstances, a big majority, 10 folks, are between the ages of 25-49. The opposite two are 25 or youthful. As well as, 9 of the people reported to be contaminated as we speak are residents of Dare County and three are non-residents.All of the county residents are isolating at house, whereas the three non-residents have been transferred to their house counties for isolation.Additionally on July 21, the Dare County Division of Well being and Human Companies reported that an extra seven residents and 10 non-residents at the moment are categorized as recovered. And one Dare County resident who had been hospitalized has been moved to house isolation.Right here is the complete Dare County COVID-19 Case Replace:The variety of constructive COVID-19 exams in Dare County is 277, 59 of that are thought of energetic. Of the 277 circumstances, 162 are residents and 115 are non-residents.Nearly all of circumstances proceed to expertise gentle to reasonable signs, nevertheless there are circumstances which have skilled extreme sickness. Presently, two residents stay hospitalized in vital situation.For the reason that final Dare County DHHS Replace issued, Friday, July 17, 2020 there have been 31 new constructive circumstances. Of those 31 circumstances, 22 are residents and 9 are non-residents. The Dare County web site has already been up to date to mirror all of those circumstances. You may discover a number of the wording on our dashboard has modified. Now we have acquired questions on how circumstances are counted and reported. When a person initially exams constructive, that is recorded as a constructive case. If that particular person goes for re-testing and exams constructive once more, that consequence is just not counted as one other constructive case. There is no such thing as a double counting of constructive outcomes for a similar particular person.There are 22 new resident circumstances since Friday, July 17th: 1 of the circumstances is a symptomatic member of the family of a person whose constructive check consequence was reported on 7/151 of the circumstances is an asymptomatic member of the family of a person whose constructive check consequence was reported on 7/94 of the circumstances are shut pals, Three asymptomatic and 1 symptomatic, who acquired the virus by direct contact with a person whose constructive check consequence was reported on 7/172 of the circumstances are symptomatic relations of a person whose constructive check consequence was reported on 7/152 of the circumstances are symptomatic relations who acquired the virus by direct contact with a person whose constructive consequence was reported on 7/139 of the circumstances are shut contacts, all symptomatic, who acquired the virus from a person whose constructive check consequence was reported on 7/173 of the circumstances aren’t linked, 2 symptomatic and 1 asymptomatic. It’s unclear how these people acquired the virus, which signifies neighborhood unfold. There have been 9 new non-resident circumstances since Friday, July 17th:2 of the circumstances are relations, each symptomatic, acquired the virus by direct contact with different relations whose constructive check outcomes had been reported on 7/162 of the circumstances are symptomatic and are a family contact of a person whose constructive check consequence was reported on 7/135 of the circumstances aren’t linked, Four symptomatic and 1 asymptomatic, all who almost certainly acquired the virus by neighborhood unfold exterior of Dare County.Contract tracing has been accomplished on 31 circumstances and direct contacts offered by these people have been recognized, notified, and directed to quarantine for 14 days from the final date of publicity with the constructive case.Decreasing the SpreadWe proceed to see rising circumstances of COVID-19 in Dare County. Nearly all of circumstances are occurring due to direct contact in social circles or households. We’re seeing pals spreading the virus to pals in addition to relations spreading it to relations. There may be additionally a sign of neighborhood unfold since some people are unaware of how they acquired the virus. This variety of people contracting the virus by neighborhood unfold, nevertheless, is decrease in comparison with those that acquired the virus by direct contact with a person who had beforehand examined constructive.Please comply with the 3Ws to scale back the unfold of COVID-19. The 3Ws are confirmed instruments to assist defend you, your loved ones, and our neighborhood. Put on, Wait and Wash.Put on a material face protecting if you’ll be with different folks.Wait 6 toes aside. Keep away from shut contact.Wash your fingers usually with cleaning soap and water for not less than 20 seconds or use hand sanitizerTestingWe might be partnering with Mako Medical Laboratories to host one other testing clinic on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Dare County Middle situated at 950 Marshall Collins Drive, Manteo NC. People can register for an appointment for the diagnostic check, the antibody check, or each. Registration is required.To schedule an appointment, please name 252.475.5008. The decision heart is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Individuals are required to ship a photocopy of their government-issued identification card and insurance coverage card previous to the occasion.Key MetricsDare County DHHS displays and evaluates Four key metrics related to illness investigation and surveillance. The metrics are:Variety of TestsConfirmed CasesPositive Assessments as a P.c of Whole TestsCOVID Like Sickness SurveillanceThis previous week there have been 1026 COVID-19 diagnostic exams carried out in Dare County (767 carried out by native healthcare suppliers and 259 carried out on the neighborhood testing clinic on July 14th). This brings the entire variety of exams carried out since early March to five,573. We had 54 constructive circumstances between July 13 and July 19. The % of constructive exams to general exams in Dare County since we began testing in early March elevated once more this week to 4.66%. The % constructive to whole check for the previous week alone was 5.3%. The syndromic surveillance of people who offered to the emergency division confirmed a rise from final week of the variety of sufferers presenting with COVID like signs. Native pressing care facilities additionally noticed a excessive variety of sufferers presenting with COVID like signs. These graphs may be discovered on the dare county web site at www.darenc.com/covid19Communications and Info SharingDare County DHHS has a longtime schedule of communication to share data concerning COVID-19. On Tuesdays, a written replace and a video replace which incorporates an outline of the earlier week’s COVID-19 key metrics is issued, and on Fridays a written replace is issued. All launched movies and written updates may be discovered on our web site, DHHS fb web page, Dare County Twitter web page, and Dare Emergency Administration Twitter web page. If you need to obtain these updates on to your electronic mail, please signal as much as obtain our enotifications.New constructive circumstances are up to date on the dashboard on our web site and shared on the DHHS fb web page after we obtain them. To seek out essentially the most up-to-date data on COVID-19 circumstances in Dare County go to www.darenc.com/covid19. State COVID-19 information is on the market at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.Contact UsWe encourage you to remain knowledgeable by visiting www.darenc.com/covid19 or by visiting the CDC or NC DHHS web sites. You probably have particular wants or questions you may additionally name the Dare County COVID-19 name heart open Monday-Friday from 8:30 to five:00 at 252.475.5008.