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As the number of new positive COVID-19 cases continue on a downward path, the Halifax County Health Department is still encouraging people to practice the safeguards established at the beginning of the pandemic.

“It is great to see the numbers continue to decline consistently,” Health Director Bruce Robistow said. “Please be reminded however that the decline is from extremely high numbers. Although the decline is substantial, overall numbers remain concerning.”

Robistow said today the health department added 98 new positive cases and two more deaths related to the virus in the last week. “Please be reminded that our two primary goals are to reduce community spread from high — red — down to moderate — yellow. And, we also need to reduce our percent of positive cases from the existing 9.5 percent to less than 5 percent.”

Robistow continues to encourage people to get fully vaccinated and get their booster shots. “Until we have a much larger number of citizens that are fully vaccinated and boosted, COVID will continue to mutate and a return to normal will be delayed.”

Vaccines are available at the Halifax County Health Department and multiple sites within Halifax County. 

The health director continues to encourage people to follow the Three Ws aggressively, with an emphasis on mask-wearing.

Today the health department reported a total of 13,796 total positive COVID-19 cases since March of 2020 with the 98 new cases added. The two additional deaths related to the virus bring the total to 175.

Total number of positives by zip code beginning March 25, 2020 – February 24, 2022

Enfield (27823) –1,853 cases

Halifax (27839) – 706 cases

Hobgood (27843) – 266 cases

Hollister (27844) – 844 cases

Littleton (27850) – 1,214 cases

Roanoke Rapids (27870) – 7,545 cases

Scotland Neck (27874) – 1,022 cases

Weldon (27890) – 610 cases

Number of New COVID-19 Total Cases per 100,000 Persons by County of Residence

Halifax County has dropped significantly in the number of cases per 100,000 persons by county of residence. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transmission Map

Halifax County is highlighted in red showing a high level of community transmission.  

COVID 19 Virus in Wastewater  

COVID measurements in the wastewater have plateaued over the past few weeks and continue to decline.  

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 9.5 percent compared to 12.1 percent last week.

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 

28,624 people at least partially vaccinated — 57 percent of the population

26,539 people fully vaccinated — 53 percent of the population

12,377 people vaccinated with one booster

Northampton County

The health department reported Wednesday there have been 4,275 total positive cases of which 4,141 have recovered. There were 47 active cases. There have been 77 related deaths.