Eight new positive cases and one additional death related to COVID-19 were added to the Halifax County Health Department’s data today.
The new positives bring the total number of cumulative positives since March to 4,903.
There have been 95 related deaths.
Health Director Bruce Robistow said Wednesday of the 94 related deaths reported that day the health department recorded the first death of a person in the 25-49 age category as well as the first death of an American Indian.
Of the 94 deaths reported Wednesday, 58 were in the 75 and older category; 19 in the 65 to 74 category; 16 were in the 50-64 category; and the one in the 25-49 category.
Robistow said 43 men have died and 51 women have died. Seventy-seven died while hospitalized; 12 were not hospitalized; and five were unknown.
The related deaths have claimed the lives of 42 whites, 36 Blacks; 10 other races; five of unknown ethnicity; and one American Indian.
Rural Health Group is offering second dose vaccines at Halifax Medical Specialists, which is located at 270 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids.
Rural Health Group is offering second dose vaccines on March 10 at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Highway 158 outside Littleton. Registration can be found at this link.
Rural Health Group is also offering second dose vaccines at the CH Building in Hollister. Registration can be found at this link.
DrugCo Pharmacy at Halifax Medical Specialists is administering vaccines. To be vaccinated through DrugCo sign up at this link
The health department reported today there have been 1,630 total positive cases of which 1,540 have recovered. There are 24 active cases. There have been 66 related deaths.
More than 8,900 team members and providers have received the vaccine. More than 6,900 team members have received both doses, completing their vaccine series.
Since January 8, more than 25,000 eligible community members have received the vaccine.
Vidant’s system-wide census of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is 141. “It remains important for our community to help flatten the curve by continuing to practice important safety habits: Wear a mask, wash hands often and avoid gatherings,” the health system said.