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The Halifax County Health Department today added 12 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus which brings the cumulative total since March 25 to 1,133.

Today’s trend line graphic does note a decrease in the trend of positives, the health department said in its update.

There have been 22 related deaths — 16 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; three within the Weldon area ZIP code; one within the Hollister area ZIP code; one within the Enfield area ZIP code; and one within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code. 

As of Wednesday the number of current cases were at 104 while the number of recoveries were at 980. That data is expected to come again next Wednesday although the state this week was late in getting those numbers out.

The health department continues to encourage residents to practice the three Ws — waiting six feet apart, handwashing and wearing a facial covering. “Improving your compliance with the three Ws now will both better educate children as to how to practice them. Please take this opportunity to protect our children and each other very seriously,” the health department said.

Northampton County 

The health department reported Thursday there were 516 total positive cases of which 451 have recovered. Thursday’s report showed 48 active cases and 17 related deaths.