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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed through its ZIP Code area database that the fourth death related to the novel coronavirus was within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP Code.

The database does not elaborate or give any demographic information.

The database does confirm that all four deaths related to COVID-19 occurred within the Roanoke Rapids area.

Halifax County Department of Health Director Bruce Robistow had no comment this afternoon.

In his update this afternoon Robistow said as of midnight Monday the department is aware of 1,648 confirmed tests performed on residents with the following breakdown:

288 positive cases; four related deaths and 223 recoveries.

The approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the recoveries from the positives reported since testing began.    

There are 16 tests pending and 1,344 patients recovered.

Robistow noted in his update, “Today, our trend line continues with a slight downward turn. Therefore, we all need to continue to practice the three Ws and also continue to follow the governor’s executive orders. We will continue to monitor and post this trend line graph. Let’s all work together to protect each other. Wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash and disinfect hands frequently.”

Northampton County

The health department reported Monday there were 190 total positive cases of which 150 have recovered. There are 15 related deaths.