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The state Department of Health and Human Services now has a ZIP code map on its COVID-19 dashboard.

It is not a full listing of positive cases in different counties and, as of this morning, the number of positive cases in Halifax County is less than what the Halifax County Public Health System reported on Monday.

The state’s ZIP code map shows less cases than the 71 the health system reported. It also does not reflect the 17 inmates at Caledonia Correctional Institution in Tillery, which the state Department of Public Safety is reporting. 

The state explained on its dashboard this data is subject to change once residence is verified.

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The state also said the total data may differ from the total number of cases and deaths at the county or state level.

The state is also not listing cases in ZIP codes where there is less than a 500 population and there are less than five cases.

With those caveats attached, the following is the ZIP code level data of positive cases in Halifax County as of this morning:

11 positive cases within the Enfield area ZIP code

2 positive cases within the Halifax area ZIP code

7 positive cases within the Hobgood area ZIP code

7 positive cases within the Hollister area ZIP code

3 positive cases within the Littleton area ZIP code

22 positive cases and one death within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code

2 positive cases within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code

2 positive cases within the Tillery area ZIP code

1 positive case within the Weldon area ZIP code

Health system Director Bruce Robistow said this morning he has reviewed the map and believes the difference in the numbers is in the state’s guidelines of not reporting in ZIP codes which have less than 500 people and have less than five cases. He said he reports all his numbers to the state.

Robistow said last week while some county health departments are reporting locations, he said those which do are doing so on their own.

He said last week until the state says he can release information on positive cases in municipalities larger than a population of 500, he will “continue to comply with state and federal laws regarding personal patient information.”