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Health Director Bruce Robistow said today’s COVID-19 report “is a strong indicator that non-compliance with the Three Ws persists in Halifax County.”

The health department today reported 29 new positive cases of COVID-19, which bring the cumulative total since March to 1,913.

Robistow said, “I am hopeful that the governor’s most recent executive order will motivate an increase in compliance with the Three Ws — wearing a facial covering, handwashing and waiting 6-feet apart — during this holiday season. We are so close to a vaccine but regretfully our numbers of cases and deaths continue to surge. Please take all of this very seriously and comply with the Three Ws if you haven’t already been doing so.”
The health department said in its report today graphical information shows a sustained increase in the trend of positives and an increase since Tuesday’s report when 15 new positives were added.

The breakdown of cumulative positive cases by ZIP code, which the health department will be sharing weekly is as follows:

 Enfield (27823) — 251 cases

Halifax (27839) — 82 cases

Hobgood (27843) — 49 cases

Hollister (27844) — 120 cases

Littleton (27850) — 124 cases

Roanoke Rapids (27870) — 1,003 cases

Scotland Neck (27874) —173 cases

Tillery (27887) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services had been providing information on this ZIP code but is no longer providing that data.

Weldon (27890) — 85 cases

Information on recoveries and current cases was not immediately available today and the health department’s next report will be released Monday.

There have been 35 related deaths in Halifax County with the following breakdown: 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. 

Northampton County

The health department reported Tuesday there were 826 total positive cases of which 690 have recovered. There were 108 active cases. There have been 28 related deaths.