Halifax County reports 1 more COVID death

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Halifax County Health Director Bruce Robistow released the latest update regarding COVID-19. Due to the holiday weekend, this will be the last report until Monday.

As of midnight, July 15, the Halifax County Health Department is aware of 2,551 confirmed tests performed on Halifax County residents. The following is a breakdown of those results:

• 474 positive cases, to include 5 COVID-19 deaths and 293 patients recovered
• 29 tests remain pending
• 2048 known negative test results

The graph shows positive cases beginning March 25 through midnight yesterday, July 15. The peaks and valleys indicate the daily number of positive cases. The red dash line indicates the trend of positive cases.

“Regretfully today’s report includes one additional COVID-19 related death, bringing out total to five,” Robistow said. “After two days of increasing numbers, our trend line continues in an upward direction. Please continue to practice the three W’s. Doing so can make a huge difference in your health and the health of others. Let’s all work together to protect each other, wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash/disinfect hands frequently. Improving your compliance with the 3 W’s now, will both better educate children as to how to practice the 3 W’s, and also provide a safer community for when school starts. Please take this opportunity to protect our children and each other very seriously.”

According to the Northampton County Health Department’s Facebook page, as of 4:26 p.m. July 15, there are currently 230 total positive COVID-19 cases with 193 having recovered and 16 related COVID-19 deaths. For more information, visit bit.ly/3ehVxUc.