Halifax County recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in Tuesday morning’s data update from the Virginia Department of Health.
That brings the total caseload to 41 of the severe respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. This marks the first increase in about a week.
Across the state, there were 58,994 cases reported Tuesday morning. That’s 529 more than Monday’s total. Those figures also includes probable cases, meaning a person shows signs of the illness and had contact with someone else who tested positive.
For the Southside Health District, which includes Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties, there were 370 confirmed cases Tuesday and no probable cases listed.
Statewide, the percent positive was at 6.4% in Tuesday’s report. Simply put, the percent positive is a seven-day average that calculates the number of positive tests with the overall tests administered. That figure has been on a steady decline of the last month across the commonwealth as the state ramped up testing efforts.
However, in the Southside Health District, the percent positive was listed at 3.4% on Tuesday morning, an increase from about 2% the week before. Both figures are still lower than in previous months.