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Total cumulative positive cases of the novel coronavirus are now seven shy of the 500 mark.

This afternoon the Halifax County Health Department reported that as of midnight Sunday there are 493 positive based on a total of 2,623 confirmed tests of which it is aware, Director Bruce Robistow said in his update.

The numbers today include five related deaths and 298 recoveries. The approximate number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the recoveries from the total number of positives reported since testing began.

There are 36 tests pending and 2,094 known negative test results.

Information on the fifth death in Halifax County has not yet been entered into the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services ZIP code area database. The first four deaths reported by the county have been from the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety added one positive case to its numbers coming from Caledonia Correctional Institution in Tillery, bringing the number to 75. Caledonia has been one of the prisons in the state in which there has been mass testing.

“Over the weekend our number of positives did decrease but our overall trend line does continue upward,” Robistow said.

In his daily appeal to exercise caution during the pandemic, Robistow said practicing the three Ws — waiting six-feet apart, wearing a facial covering and frequently disinfecting and washing hands “can make a huge difference in your health and the health of others. Improving your compliance with the 3 Ws now, will both better educate children as to how to practice the 3 Ws, and also provide a safer community for when school starts. Please take this opportunity to protect our children and each other very seriously.”

Northampton County 

The health department reported today there are 268 total positive cases of which 202 have recovered. There have been 16 COVID-19 related deaths.