Of Dare County’s 13 coronavirus cases, eight patients have recovered

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In North Carolina, there are currently over 4,312 cases of COVID-19 in 91 counties. There have been 80 fatalities in NC associated with COVID-19. Currently, the state is reporting 362 hospitalizations across the state from COVID-19 illness.

To date, Dare County has reported 13 positive test results for COVID-19. Of the 13 individuals who have tested positive, eight have recovered/or are asymptomatically cleared (meaning they are 7 days post testing with no symptoms), three are asymptomatic (meaning they have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms), one is recovering at home and one died.

As we enter the third full week with the Stay Home – Stay Healthy order in place to protect our community against the spread of COVID-19, each of us has an important role we must continue to play. With each day, we become more and more eager to get back to our activities, and routines prior to the disease outbreak.

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While it may be frustrating to continue to hear the same plea for social distancing, direct contact with only family members and practicing good hygiene, these are the most effective tools that we have to fight the spread. We are all in this together, and together, through responsible behavior and actions, we will get on the other side of this more quickly.

Peak Resources Update
On Thursday Dare County announced receiving 3 positive test results associated with Peak Resources. All 3 individuals continue to be asymptomatic. Test results for nearly half of the staff and residents were received. Only 3 were positive, and those were reported on Thursday, April 9th. Another round of mass testing for residents and staff was completed on Thursday afternoon. Those specimens arrived at the state lab Friday morning for processing and testing. Another update on Peak will be provided as soon as the test results are received.

Peak Resources continues to take all necessary actions by following NC DHHS guidelines to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in their facility. Peak Resources, The Outer Banks Hospital, Outer Banks Medical Group and Dare County’s public health team continue to collaborate to ensure safety and wellbeing of Peak residents, staff, and the community.

— Dare County

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