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The Halifax County Health Department today added 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data bringing the cumulative total since testing began in March to 1,282.

Today’s report notes a continued increase in the trend of positive cases.

There have been 25 related deaths and the breakdown is as follows: 16 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; three within the Weldon area ZIP code; two within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code; one within the Halifax area ZIP code; one within the Hollister area ZIP code; one within the Enfield area ZIP code; and one within the Littleton area ZIP code.

Of the nine ZIP codes which represent Halifax County only two — Hobgood and Tillery — have had no deaths reported by the health department.

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 Monday there were 543 total positive cases of which 499 have recovered. There were 25 recoveries. There have been 19 deaths.