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Community transmission of COVID-19 in Halifax County has gone from orange to yellow which means cases have declined to a moderate level.

Today’s report shows the percentage of positive cases in the county at 3.8 percent.

“I’m very pleased with the progress made in Halifax County,” health Director Bruce Robistow said. “Focusing on getting more people vaccinated will help us to sustain low levels of transmission. Almost half of the states in our country are seeing a resurgence in positive cases as anticipated due to cold weather and being inside more.”

Robistow said the key to keeping the levels low is, “Get vaccinated. Get the kids vaccinated, get our boosters and for those who haven’t been vaccinated please consider getting vaccinated. An increased effort for more citizens to get vaccinated will ensure a sustained downward trend in community spread.”

The news of a downward trend could also be helpful to school systems in the county when deliberating the wearing of masks. 

“The Safe Schools School Kit allows for school boards to consider making face coverings optional for vaccinated individuals,” Robistow said. “Face coverings in school continue to be required for all unvaccinated individuals until community transmission is at low levels, when masks could be optional for everybody. However, the Halifax County Health Department will continue to re-evaluate this guidance as all school-aged children get vaccinated.”

In its report for today the health department added 23 new positive cases which bring the total since March of last year to 8,027.

The department reported an additional death related to the virus, which brings the total to 144.

There have been 7,805 people — 97.46 percent — who have recovered and 64 active cases.

Total number of positives by ZIP code beginning March 25, 2020 – today

 Enfield (27823) –1,113 cases

Halifax (27839) – 418 cases

Hobgood (27843) – 172 cases

Hollister (27844) – 443 cases

Littleton (27850) – 675 cases

Roanoke Rapids (27870) – 4,358 cases

Scotland Neck (27874) – 604 cases

Weldon (27890) – 333 cases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transmission Map

The map highlights North Carolina’s level of community transmission by county. Halifax County is highlighted in yellow showing a moderate level of community transmission.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Race/Ethnicity

The numbers for the past week decreased.

Percent Positive of COVID-19 Cases

The percent positives have decreased over the past week with an average of 3.8 percent.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Age  

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

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

The numbers for the past week decreased.

Halifax County Vaccination Status 

26,897 people at least partially vaccinated — 54 percent of the population

24,989 people fully vaccinated — 50 percent of the population