Total cumulative positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Halifax County have surpassed the 1,800 mark.
With 28 new positives added today, the number of positives since testing began in March now stands at 1,807.
There have been 34 related deaths with the following breakdown: 19 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; four within the Enfield area ZIP code; four within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code; three within the Weldon area ZIP code; two within the Littleton area ZIP code; one within the Halifax area ZIP code; and one within the Hollister area ZIP code.
Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services show 26 percent of the Halifax County deaths are in the 50-64 age bracket; 18 percent within the 65-74 age bracket; and 56 percent within the 75 and older age bracket.
The health department reported Wednesday there have been 1,514 recoveries and 222 current cases.
Today’s graphical information shows a sustained increase in the trend and an increase since Thursday’s report.
Health Director Bruce Robistow said Thursday as the number of positives increase it becomes more important to follow the Three Ws — waiting 6-feet apart, handwashing, and wearing a mask. He said in that interview, “Wearing a mask is critical. If we don’t take this serious at some point we’re going to rise in the number of positive cases and COVID-related deaths.”
The health department reported Thursday there were 777 total positive cases of which 645 have recovered. There were 106 active cases in Thursday’s report. There have been 26 related deaths.