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The Halifax County Health Department today is reporting for the first time 10 or more positive cases of the novel coronavirus for three consecutive days.

“Today we are reporting another significant spike in positive test results, continuing our upward trend,” health Director Bruce Robistow said in his afternoon update. “This is our first time reporting 10 or more positive cases for three consecutive days.”

Robistow said as the holiday weekend started on July 3 — five days before Wednesday’s report — “it may be too soon to state that the recent spike could be reflective of the recent holiday weekend.” 

He said, however, “This new spike is of concern. We will continue to monitor and report. 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.”

As of midnight Wednesday Robistow reported the health department is aware of 2,112 confirmed tests in the county with the following breakdown:

379 cumulative positive cases since testing began; four related deaths and 276 recoveries.

The approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the number of recoveries from the positives. No number of those currently hospitalized was immediately available.

There are 18 tests pending and 1,715 negative test results.

Northampton County

The health department reported Wednesday there were 211 total positive cases of which 174 have recovered. There have been 15 deaths.