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The Halifax County Health Department today reports 18 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cumulative number to 1,315 since testing began in March.

Today’s graphic information shows a decrease in the trend.

There have been 25 related deaths and the breakdown is as follows: 16 within the Roanoke Rapids area ZIP code; three within the Weldon area ZIP code; two within the Scotland Neck area ZIP code; one within the Halifax area ZIP code; one within the Hollister area ZIP code; one within the Enfield area ZIP code; and one within the Littleton area ZIP code.

Of the nine ZIP codes which represent Halifax County only two — Hobgood and Tillery — have had no deaths reported by the health department.

The department reported Wednesday there were 1,114 patients who have recovered and 158 current cases. Those numbers are expected to be reported again next Wednesday.

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. 

Northampton County

The health department reported Wednesday there were 551 total positive cases of which 501 have recovered. There were 31 active cases. There have been 19 related deaths.