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With a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, court services at the Halifax County Courthouse will be closed until Monday.

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Alma L. Hinton said in a notice the second floor, district attorney’s office, the clerk’s office and judicial hall will receive a deep and thorough cleaning.

The district attorney’s office will be closed until Monday.

The clerk’s office was immediately closed today until Monday.

The clerk’s office was taking calls until 5 p.m. today.

Those who have court appearances Thursday or Friday are asked to visit this link for an updated court date.

Filings will be accepted at the magistrate’s office and the register of deeds and tax department will remain open.

Halifax County update

Meanwhile today, the Halifax County Health Department added three new positive cases of COVID-19 to its data bringing the total number of positives since testing began in March to 1,043.

There have been 930 recoveries and there are 94 current cases.

The number of related deaths remains at 19.

Daily lab confirmed cases show a decrease in the trend today, the health department said.

Cases by the date of earliest illness identification and race and ethnicity show an increase.

The percent positive of COVID-19 cases shows an increase and the 25- to 49-year-old age range and 50- to 64-year-old age range now represent the largest age groups which have tested positive the past week.

The number of new cases in congregate living settings showed a peak during the week of July 4 but for the past week continues to show a decrease.

Northampton County

The health department reported today there are 480 total positive cases of which 431 have recovered. There are 32 active cases and there have been 17 related deaths.