Downward trend continues


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 5, the Halifax County Health Department is aware of 1,991 confirmed tests performed on Halifax County residents. The following is a breakdown of those results:

• 338 positive cases, to include 4 COVID-19 deaths and 261 patients recovered
• 28 tests remain pending
• 1,625 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 5. The peaks and valleys indicate the daily number of positive cases. The red dash line indicates the trend of positive cases.

“Today I am happy to report that we continue to show a downward trend line in positive cases reported,” Robistow said. “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, wash/disinfect hands frequently, and keep our numbers down.”

According to the Northampton County Health Department’s Facebook page, as of 4 p.m. July 5, there are currently 203 total positive COVID-19 cases with 172 having recovered and 15 related COVID-19 deaths. For more information, visit