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Today’s report from the Halifax County Health Department adds 11 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus to its data.

The total positive cases since testing began in March is now at 1,110. Data on recoveries and current cases was not available in today’s report.

There have been 22 related deaths — 16 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; three within the Weldon area ZIP code; one within the Hollister area ZIP code; one within the Enfield area ZIP code; and one within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code.

Daily lab-confirmed cases are at a decrease in today’s report.

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

The percent of positive cases as a proportion of total electronic lab reporting shows a decrease. “This gives us an idea of the number of cases with respect to the amount of testing being done,” the health department said. “These are only calculated using results from labs that report to the state.”

Ages 25-49  and 50-64 represent the largest age groups who have tested positive this past week.

The cases by date of earliest illness identification and congregate living settings increased slightly.

Eight of the related deaths in congregate living facilities within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code occurred at Signature HealthCARE. There have been no other deaths reported at similar facilities within Halifax County.

Although no data was available today, last Wednesday’s report noted there have been 930 recoveries and 94 current cases. 

The health department continues to encourage residents 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.