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Two additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code were reported today by the North Carolina Department of Health Human Services via its COVID-19 dashboard.

This brings the total in that area to 30.

There have now been 59 related deaths to the virus in Halifax County with the following breakdown: 30 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; nine within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code; seven within the Enfield area ZIP code; six within the Weldon area ZIP code; two within the Halifax area ZIP code; two within the Hollister area ZIP code; two within the Littleton area ZIP code; and one within the Hobgood area ZIP code.

The health department today also added 41 new positive cases to its data. That brings the total cumulative positives since March to 3,541.

There have been 2,813 — 79.84 percent — who have recovered. There are 667 — 18.84 percent — current cases. There are two cases in which the status is unknown, the health department reported.

There continues to be a sustained increase in the trend since March 25 and the health department continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash hands frequently.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Race/Ethnicity

These numbers peaked the week of January 2 but increased over the past week.

Percent Positive of COVID 19 Cases

The percent positive has increased over the past week, with a two-week average of 17.4 percent.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Age  

Ages 25-49 represent the largest age group who have tested positive this past week.

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

The number peaked the week of July 4 but has remained the same for the past week.

Northampton County

The health department reported Tuesday there were 1,275 total positive cases of which 1,115 have recovered. There were 101 active cases.

There have been 59 related deaths.