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The Halifax County Health Department this afternoon reported 11 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the cumulative total to 390 since testing began.

There have been 282 recoveries and the approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the number of recoveries from the positive cases.

Today’s numbers are based on data received as of midnight Thursday and reflect 2,374 confirmed tests.

There have been four related deaths. There are 45 tests pending and 1,939 negative results.

The health department also reported the percent of positive results compared to the volume of tests performed in a week remains high but has been fairly consistent at approximately 17 percent.

Today’s report, the health department said, shows another significant increase in positive test results — the fourth consecutive day it has reported 10 or more positive cases.

The health department continues to encourage practicing the three Ws by wearing a mask, waiting six feet apart and washing and disinfecting hands frequently.

Northampton County

On Thursday, the health department reported the 16th related death in the county.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a novel coronavirus COVID-19-associated death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness that was confirmed to be COVID-19 by an appropriate laboratory test. There should be no period of complete recovery between COVID-19 diagnosis and death. Based on this case definition and an investigation into the illness of the case patient, NCDHHS is classifying this event as a COVID-19 related death.

On Thursday there were a total of 215 positive cases and 174 recoveries.