The impact of the Fourth of July weekend on the number of positive novel coronavirus cases, if any, will most likely be seen within the next six to 14 days, Halifax County Health Director Bruce Robistow said this afternoon.
For now, the county continues to show a downward trend in the number of positive cases reported since testing began, he said in his afternoon update.
As of midnight Sunday, the health department is aware of 1,991 confirmed tests performed on residents with the following breakdown:
338 positive cases; four related deaths; and 261 recoveries.
The approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the total recoveries from the positives.
There are 28 tests pending and 1,625 negative results.
“Today I am happy to report that we continue to show a downward trend line in positive cases reported,” he said in his update. “Please continue to practice the three Ws. Doing so can make a huge difference in your health and the health of others. Let’s all work together to protect each other, wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash and disinfect hands frequently and keep our numbers down.”
The health department reported Sunday there were 203 total positive cases of which 172 have recovered. There are 15 related deaths.