Halifax County COVID-19’s caseload remains unchanged since Sunday while some areas in the western part of Southside continue to see daily increases.

Halifax County last added a new case of the severe respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus in Sunday morning’s data update from the Virginia Department of Health. Mecklenburg County — still the leader in cases among Southern Virginia with 225 — has dramatically slowed adding new cases.

However, Henry County was reporting 188 cases as of Thursday morning and has seen new cases day-over-day this week.

Across Virginia, there were 52,647 cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday morning, an increase of 470 from the previous day. There are 1,520 deaths reported attributed to the virus.