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One death due to COVID-19 was reported in Halifax County this morning.

Asked for an age range of the deceased, Halifax County Public Health System Director Bruce Robistow said, “I am not at liberty to discuss any of the personal information regarding the deceased.”

It is the first reported death due to the novel coronavirus in Halifax County.

As of 8:30 this morning, the county’s COVID-19 count was at 23 — one more than Robistow reported Saturday.

Nine people have been deemed recovered, he said in this morning’s update.

It is known there are six inmates at Caledonia who have tested positive.

Said Robistow in the update: “Please continue to encourage everyone to stay home, practice social distancing, hand washing, coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the bend of your elbow.” 

He also said he would like to “encourage all essential company leaders to strongly encourage their staff to wear a mask when working in close proximity to customers and fellow staff members. This will prevent people that may have COVID-19 from spreading it to others.

Northampton County

In its update Sunday afternoon, the Northampton County Health Department reported there are 62 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 

The majority of all cases continue to have only mild symptoms with many being asymptomatic.

Seventeen of the 62 cases have been deemed recovered.

Further testing has been done and individual results are pending.