Officials have revised their statement on a coronavirus patient who claims a Hyde County address, but is “isolating in another county,” where the person actually resides.
“After diligent contact tracing of Hyde County’s first case of COVID-19, it has been determined that the identified case has been isolating in another county, where the individual resides,” the county said in a statement. “The individual has more than one address and provided a Hyde County address when tested, causing Hyde to be the county of ownership. The individual reports there has been no travel to Hyde County during or after illness and there has been no contact with any individual in Hyde County during this period.
Hyde officials did not say where the person actually resides or what county they are isolating in.
“This case will be followed in the appropriate county of residence, but Hyde County citizens should remain cognizant of the fact we are still vulnerable to the illness. Please continue to practice the prevention measures you will see in each press release, which are as follows: on Saturday announced the county’s first positive COVID-19 case.”
Hyde officials did not release any other details. Hyde County includes the Outer Banks island of Ocracoke.
Luana Gibbs, Health Director, reminds the general public to practice prevention measures by doing the following: