Dare health officials report three more cases of COVID-19; total is now 42

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Dare County Health and Human Services on Tuesday morning reported three new positive coronavirus cases, for a total of 42 since testing began in March.

The new positive patients are all Dare County residents, one a woman between the ages of 25 and 49, a second over 65 and a 17-year-old girl.

The county has seen a spike in cases over the last few days, with a total of 10 positives since Saturday.

The latest tests bring the total number of cases in Dare County to 42 since testing began in March. Since visitors were allowed back to the Outer Banks on May 16, there have been 20 new positive cases. Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard last week said the county had seen about 800,000 visitors in that time.

For the most up-to-date numbers, always visit www.darenc.com/covid19

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