Halifax County reports substantial increase in cases

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Halifax County Health Director Bruce Robistow released the latest update regarding COVID-19.

As of midnight, July 26, the Halifax County Health Department is aware of 3,004 confirmed tests performed on Halifax County residents. The following is a breakdown of those results:

• 573 positive cases, to include 6 COVID-19 deaths and 320 patients recovered
• 52 tests remain pending
• 2,379 known negative test results

The graph shows positive cases beginning March 25 through midnight yesterday, July 26. The peaks and valleys indicate the daily number of positive cases. The red dash line indicates the trend of positive cases.

“This report shows a substantial increase in cases over the last several days as a result of increased testing in our county, continuing our trend line upward,” Robistow said. “Please start, or 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 p.m. July 27, there are currently 297 total positive COVID-19 cases with 245 having recovered and 16 related COVID-19 deaths. For more information, visit bit.ly/3ehVxUc.