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The Halifax County Health Department today added 1,326 new positive cases of COVID-19 as well as four additional deaths related to the virus.

Since March of 2020 there have been 10,944 total positive cases in the county and 150 related deaths.

There have been 8,217 patients who have recovered — 77.47 percent — and 2,199 active patients.

Halifax County remains second in the state in the number of new COVID-19 total cases per 100,000 persons by county of residence.

“This is something that all citizens can change by simply doing two things,” health department Director Bruce Robistow said. “Get fully vaccinated and boosted. Until we have a much larger number of citizens that are fully vaccinated and boosted, COVID will continue to mutate and a return to normal will be delayed.

“Follow the Three W’s aggressively, with emphasis on mask-wearing. As a reminder, wearing the surgical mask or cloth mask only prevents you from spreading COVID. These masks do very little to protect you from others. So, for masking to work, everyone needs to do it when in confined areas and when indoors, at events, restaurants, retail stores, and other places.”

Robistow said the CDC is now recommending the wearing of the N95 mask that does provide two-way protection — preventing you from spreading the virus and also protecting you from getting it. These masks are readily available and highly recommended.

“Getting our numbers down and protecting ourselves and each other requires everyone to participate,” he said. “The reward will be a quicker return to as normal a lifestyle as possible. Please pull together as Americans have done so many times in the past, and let’s do this. Teamwork, done the American way, can prevail.” 

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

Enfield (27823) –1,549 cases

Halifax (27839) – 574 cases

Hobgood (27843) – 218 cases

Hollister (27844) – 684 cases

Littleton (27850) – 938 cases

Roanoke Rapids (27870) – 5,927 cases

Scotland Neck (27874) – 825 cases

Weldon (27890) – 480 cases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transmission Map

Halifax County is highlighted in red showing a high level of community transmission.   

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Race/Ethnicity

The numbers for the past week increased.

Percent Positive of COVID-19 Cases

The percent positives has increased over the past week with an average of 39.3 percent as of today compared to 35 percent last week.

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 

27,863 people at least partially vaccinated — 56 percent of the population

25,810 people fully vaccinated — 52 percent of the population 

Northampton County

The health department Wednesday reported there have been 3,314 total positive cases of which 2,909 have recovered. There are 330 active cases and there have been 75 related deaths.