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The number of total cumulative positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Halifax County since March now stands at 2,025 with 29 new cases added to the health department’s data today.

There have been 1,777 patients recovered, the health department reported, and there are 211 current cases. The status of one patient is currently unknown.

There have been 36 related deaths 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 Halifax area ZIP code; two within the Littleton area ZIP code; and one within the Hollister area ZIP code. 

The total number of positives by ZIP code from March 25 to today is as follows:

Enfield (27823) — 267 cases

Halifax (27839) — 84 cases

Hobgood (27843) — 52 cases

Hollister (27844) — 126 cases

Littleton (27850) — 129 cases

Roanoke Rapids (27870) — 1,067 cases

Scotland Neck (27874) — 185 cases

Weldon (27890) — 90 cases

Daily Lab Confirmed Cases

Today’s graph continues to show a sustained increase and an increase since Tuesday’s report.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Race/Ethnicity

Although there was a peak the week of November 21, numbers for the past week have decreased.

Percent Positive of COVID-19 Cases

“We know that as testing increases, the number of cases can climb,” the health department said in its update. “This gives us an idea of the number of cases with respect to the amount of testing being done. These are only calculated using results from labs that report to the state.”

The percent positive shows an increase over the past week with a two-week average of 9.8 percent.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Age  

Ages 25-49 and 50-64 represent the largest age groups who have tested positive this past week.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Congregate Living Setting Association

This shows whether the number of new cases associated with a congregate living facility is growing. “We look at the total number of cases to see whether the proportion associated with congregate living is increasing or decreasing.” 

Although the number of COVID-19 cases in congregate living peaked the week of July 4, the numbers for the past week decreased.

The health department continues to encourage residents to practice the Three Ws — handwashing, wearing a facial covering and waiting 6-feet apart.

Northampton County

The health department reported Tuesday there were 869 total positive cases of which 739 have recovered. There were 95 active cases. There have been 35 related deaths.