The number of cumulative positive cases of the novel coronavirus rose from the 390 reported on Friday to 438 reported this afternoon, according to the Halifax County Health Department.
The increase, health Director Bruce Robistow said in his update, reflects significant testing being performed in the county. The report reflects data reported as of midnight Sunday.
The positives reflect a total number since testing began and the approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the number of recoveries from the positives.
Today’s data shows the health department is aware of 2,428 confirmed tests performed on residents.
There have been four related deaths and 284 recoveries. There are 33 tests pending and 1,957 known negative results.
“Today we are reporting another significant spike in positive test results reported in the last several days,” Robistow said in the update. “The largest spike does reflect significant testing, and positive results at one facility in our county.
“Then, through yesterday, the numbers, once again, declined significantly. All that being said, our trend line does continue upward.”
Robistow encourages residents to continue to practice social distancing, wearing a mask in public and washing hands frequently. “Doing so can make a huge difference in your health and the health of others. Let’s all work together to protect each other.”
The health department reported today there are currently 225 total positive cases of which 176 have recovered. There have been 16 deaths.