The Halifax County Health Department added 19 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus to its data today.
The new positives bring the cumulative total since testing began in March to 1,025. The newest chart continues to show an increase in the trend.
There have been 19 related deaths — 15 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; two within the Weldon area ZIP code; one within the Enfield area ZIP code; and one within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code.
The state Department of Health and Human Services last congregate living report which came out Tuesday showed eight of the deaths within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code have been at Signature HealthCare.
Data on recoveries and current cases are expected to be reported Wednesday. The report sent out last week showed a recovery rate of 92.5 percent — 906 — and 56 current patients.
The health department continues to encourage residents to continue to practice the three Ws — waiting six feet apart, handwashing and wearing a facial covering. “Improving your compliance with the three Ws now will both better educate children as to how to practice them. Please take this opportunity to protect our children and each other very seriously,” the health department said.
The health department reported Sunday there were 465 total positive cases of which 421 have recovered. There were 27 active cases and 17 related deaths have been reported.