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

As of Jan. 20, the Halifax County Health Department reports 3,876 total positive COVID-19 cases. Sadly, two additional deaths have been added for today. The following is a breakdown of the positive cases:

• 68 new positive COVID-19 cases reported since Jan. 19

• 3,154 (81.37%) patients have recovered as of Jan. 20

• 653 (16.85%) patients have not recovered as of Jan. 20

• 2 (0.05%) patients unknown as of Jan. 20

• 67 (1.67%) COVID-19 related deaths

COVID-19 vaccine update

We continue to vaccinate this week. We are doing at least 250 doses per day. We continue to provide the vaccine to Groups 1 and 2, on a first come, first serve basis. We are aware that the lines can be frustrating as the demand far exceeds available vaccine. Please continue to be vigilant in your efforts to get vaccinated while also being patient with the process. Our committed team is working hard to dispense all doses received. Thanks to Vidant North we have been able to double our doses over what the State has provided us. We use virtually every dose by weeks end. Patience and persistence will get this done as quickly as possible.

The graph shows positive cases beginning March 25 through Jan. 19. The peaks and valleys indicate the daily number of positive cases. The yellow line indicates the trend of positive cases. The graph shows a sustained increase in the trend and a decrease since yesterday.

Total number of positives by zip code beginning March 25 through Jan. 20:

• Enfield (27823) – 529 cases

• Halifax (27839) – 166 cases

• Hobgood (27843) – 97 cases

• Hollister (27844) – 211 cases

• Littleton (27850) – 292 cases

• Roanoke Rapids (27870) – 2,119 cases

• Scotland Neck (27874) – 287 cases

• Tillery (27887) – NCDHHS does not provide data on zip code

• Weldon (27890) – 187 cases

Please continue to practice the 3 W’s. It is very important that we all work together to protect each other by:

• wearing a mask properly covering your nose and mouth

• waiting six feet apart

• wash/disinfect hands frequently

According to the Northampton County Health Department’s Facebook page, as of Jan. 19, there are 1,395 total positive COVID-19 cases of which 1,226 have recovered and 61 related COVID-19 deaths. Currently, there are 108 active cases in Northampton County.

Please note COVID-19 updates will no longer be reported during the weekends or holidays going forward. Reporting will resume on Mondays and during normal business hours.

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