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COVID-19 categories measured by the Halifax County Health Department have decreased from the county’s report last week.

Health department Director Bruce Robistow was not immediately available for comment today but in its weekly report the numbers show 101 new positives were reported as compared to 174 last week.

The health department did add one related death to the virus, which brings the number to 132.

The 101 new positive cases bring the total since March of last year to 7,542.

Of those total positive cases, 7,063 — 93.84 percent — have recovered. There were 382 active cases.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States are coming down again. The news agency also reported hospitalizations are dropping, and new cases per day are about to dip below 100,000 for the first time in two months, signs the AP reported indicate the summer surge is waning.

The News and Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that other measures in the state also show that the summer surge of coronavirus continues to wane. 

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday was 2,690, down from more than 3,800 a month ago. 

The newspaper also reported that the portion of coronavirus tests that were positive was 8.4 percent on Saturday, which is down from as much as 14 percent in recent weeks, and matches the average of 8.3 percent over the past week. 

Halifax County statistics for today are as follows:

Total number of positives by ZIP code beginning March 25, 2020 – today

Enfield (27823) –1,065 cases

Halifax (27839) – 388 cases 

Hobgood (27843) – 161 cases 

Hollister (27844) – 419 cases

Littleton (27850) – 624 cases 

Roanoke Rapids (27870) – 4,078 cases 

Scotland Neck (27874) – 568 cases

Weldon (27890) – 315 cases

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Race/Ethnicity 

The numbers for the past week decreased

Percent Positive of COVID-19 Cases

The percent positives has decreased over the past week with an average of 8.7 percent as of today.

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Age  

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

Cases by Date of Earliest Illness Identification and Congregate Living Setting Association

The numbers for the past week decreased.

Halifax County Vaccination Status 

25,835 people at least partially vaccinated — 52 percent of the population

23,881 people fully vaccinated — 48 percent of the population 

Northampton County

The health department reported Tuesday there were 2,474 total positive cases of which 2,337 have recovered. There were 66 active cases. There have been 71 related deaths.