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The percent positive of novel coronavirus cases in Halifax County has decreased to 9.6 percent, the health department reported today.

Health Director Bruce Robistow said this afternoon the county hasn’t seen those numbers since just before Thanksgiving.

“It’s a positive step in the right direction but cautious optimism is recommended as new variants of COVID-19 project the potential for a spike in positive cases,” he said. “Please continue to focus on getting vaccinated as soon as possible and of course continue to practice and promote the Three Ws.”

He said he believes the downturn is because the holiday season has passed. “It’s impressive to see the numbers improve.”

The health director also said he is hopeful that vaccines scheduled for delivery this week will come next week. “This is purely because of the weather (across the country). We have to make up for two days and we have another 600 doses allocated with the inclusion of educational staff. We have also not received allocations for the second dose next week. We are hopeful we will receive those allocations at the beginning of next week.”

Daily report

In its report for today the health department reported the cumulative total of new positive cases since March now stands at 4,895 as 13 new ones were added.

The department said 92.75 percent — 4,540 — have recovered from the virus. There are 258 — 5.27 percent — active cases. There are three whose conditions remain unknown. There have been 94 — 1.92 percent — related deaths.

The total number of positives by ZIP code beginning March 25 through today is as follows:

Enfield (27823) – 650 cases

Halifax (27839) – 235 cases 

Hobgood (27843) – 105 cases 

Hollister (27844) – 241 cases

Littleton (27850) – 379 cases 

Roanoke Rapids (27870) – 2,688 cases 

Scotland Neck (27874) – 318 cases

Weldon (27890) – 232 cases

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Race/Ethnicity 

The numbers in this category have decreased for the past week following a peak the week of January 9.

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

After a peak the week of January 30, the numbers for the past week decreased.

Northampton County

Like Halifax, the Northampton County Health Department reported Tuesday shipments of the first dose vaccine have been delayed due to the weather across the country. 

The department also reported Tuesday there were 1,625 total positive cases of which 1,536 have recovered. There were 23 active cases. There have been 66 related deaths.