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The Halifax County Health Department reported today there have been 1,038 recoveries out of the now 1,176 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

There are 116 current patients.

Today the health department added 19 new positive cases to its data since Monday’s report. The 19 new cases brought the total since testing began in March to 1,176.

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. 

Today’s graphical information notes an increase in the trend of positive cases since March 25.

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 today there are 530 total positive cases of which 478 have recovered. There are 34 active cases. There have been 18 deaths.