We Are Improving!

We hope that you'll find our new look appealing and the site easier to navigate than before. Please pardon any 404's that you may see, we're trying to tidy those up!  Should you find yourself on a 404 page please use the search feature in the navigation bar.  

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

As the number of total cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 head to the 1,900 mark, the Halifax County Health Department today reported the 35th death related to the disease.

The latest death, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard, occurred within the Enfield area ZIP code and is the fifth death reported from that area.

The breakdown of deaths in the county is as follows: 19 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; five 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. 

Meanwhile, the health department today added 62 positive cases of COVID-19 to its data, bringing the total since March to 1,869.

Today’s graphical information continues to show a sustained increase in the trend of positive cases.

Health Director Bruce Robistow said the new number of positives today show an average of more than 20 a day for the last for the last four days. 

Today’s report is the highest weekend data he has seen since the department began tracking COVID-19 in March. “This says all the predictions we were getting from CDC and NCDHHS about a spike in the cases during the winter months and holiday season are coming true,” he said.

The number of positives also speaks to another possibility about the state’s reopening plan. He said, “With the continued increases in positives as well as the hospitalizations and deaths my anticipation is the governor is going to have to ratchet back on his reopening plans.”

Robistow said, “Once again I would ask that our county pull together to both prevent unwanted closings and to reduce the number of positive cases and deaths. We all need to be ever mindful of wearing masks in public places distancing 6-feet and washing our hands.”

Northampton County

The health department reported Friday there were 781 total positive cases of which 660 have recovered. There were 94 active cases. There have been 27 deaths.