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As of midnight Tuesday, the Halifax County Public Health System is aware of 767 confirmed tests for the novel coronavirus performed on residents.

The breakdown is as follows:

137 positive cases since testing began; one related death; and 87 recoveries.

There are 15 test results pending and 615 known negative results.

“Positive cases for yesterday show a substantial spike upward, continuing the upward trend,” health system Director Bruce Robistow said in his afternoon update. “Although more tests are being performed, this report shows that there are more COVID-19 positive cases than we were originally aware of.”

He said the data today continues to indicate “that strong attention needs to be paid to mitigating this virus” and also strongly indicates “that we cannot forget the importance of following the executive orders and recommendations. Please be sure to practice appropriate social distancing, handwashing, respiratory hygiene, and wearing a facial covering whenever you are out in public.”

Northampton County 

Currently, there are 134 total cases of which 88 have recovered, the health department said in its afternoon update. There have been 11 related deaths.