Two more positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Halifax County today, bringing the total to 25.
Health system Director Bruce Robistow said in an afternoon update, nine of those cases have been deemed recovered. Earlier this morning he reported there has been one death related to COVID-19.
He declined via telephone to comment on generalized locations of the 25 positive cases.
It is known that of the 25, six positive cases are inmates at Caledonia Correctional Institution in Tillery.
Those who believe they may have the novel coronavirus are encouraged to contact their doctor or healthcare provider and seek their guidance, Robistow said.
Symptoms, he said, include a fever of 100.4 or higher; a cough with shortness of breath; fatigue and aching similar to flu.
Meanwhile, he said 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 encourages “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.”
In its afternoon update, the Northampton County Health Department reported there are 65 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
The majority of all cases continue to have only mild symptoms with many being asymptomatic.
Twenty-two of the 65 cases have been deemed recovered.
Further testing has been done and individual results are pending.