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Halifax County’s virus caseload rises to 63 / July 06, 2020

Halifax County’s COVID-19 numbers have continued to rise in the past week as the pandemic shows signs of intensifying in Southside Virginia.

As of Sunday, 63 persons in Halifax County have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. The county’s caseload has grown by 14 persons since June 28, seven days earlier, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Halifax County is far from alone. Cases have spiked in Pittsylvania County, rising from 108 to 137 in the seven-day span from June 28 to July 5. Both Halifax and Pittsylvania counties have had one of their citizens die of the respiratory disease.

The death toll in the Southside Virginia remains highest in Mecklenburg County, where 28 persons have succumbed to the virus. All but three deaths are tied to county nursing homes — Chase City Health & Rehab, where 12 persons have died, and Sentara MeadowView Terrace in Clarksville, where 13 people have died.

COVID-19 caseloads as of July 5:
Halifax – 63
Pittsylvania – 137
Danville – 99
Mecklenburg – 248
Charlotte – 33
Campbell – 51
City of Lynchburg – 162

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