Spike in positive test results continue


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 12, the Halifax County Health Department is aware of 2,428 confirmed tests performed on Halifax County residents. The following is a breakdown of those results:

• 438 positive cases, to include 4 COVID-19 deaths and 284 patients recovered

• 33 tests remain pending

• 1,957 known negative test results

“I can continue to report that the majority of the positive cases are spread out across the county and that there are no noted ‘hotspots’ regarding the number of positive cases,” Robistow said.

The graph shows positive cases beginning March 25 through midnight yesterday, July 12. The peaks and valleys indicate the daily number of positive cases. The red dash line indicates the trend of positive cases.

“Today we are reporting another significant spike in positive tests results reported in the last several days,” Robistow said. “The largest spike does reflect significant testing, and positive results, at one facility in our county. Then, through yesterday, the numbers, once again, declined significantly. All that being said, our trend line does continue upward. We will continue to monitor and report. 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.”

According to the Northampton County Health Department’s Facebook page, as of 4 p.m. July 13, there are currently 225 total positive COVID-19 cases with 176 having recovered and 16 related COVID-19 deaths. For more information, visit bit.ly/3ehVxUc.