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Halifax COVID-19 count stays steady, but cases continue to mount in region

SoVaNow.com / June 01, 2020


Halifax County’s COVID-19 caseload remains mostly unchanged over the past week, but nearby localities continue to see worrisome increases as Virginia sees hundreds of new cases added daily to the statewide count.

The most recent reporting by the Virginia Department of Health shows 30 positive tests for the coronavirus in Halifax County, a number that has held steady since Tuesday. Two weeks ago, on May 18, Halifax County had 27 reported cases of COVID-19.

No one has died of the virus in the county, and three patients are hospitalized, according to data issued this weekend by VDH.

In the City of Danville, the number of coronavirus cases has risen to 55 as of Sunday, up from 46 seven days earlier. Two Danville residents have died of the virus, and 15 are hospitalized.

Pittsylvania County has also seen an increase in its numbers in the past week, with 44 reported cases on Sunday, compared to 32 seven days earlier.

The hardest-hit locality in Southside Virginia continues to be Mecklenburg County, where 21 people have died and 29 patients are currently hospitalized. Mecklenburg is reporting 217 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, up from 200 cases seven days earlier.

Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties comprise the Southside Health District, where 272 cases are reported overall. Of that number, 185 are tied to outbreak sites — three long-term care nursing facilities and one health care setting. Those infected include 67 health care workers.

Across Virginia, 44,607 people have tested positive for the virus, with 4,643 patients being treated in hospitals. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of 1,375 people in the state.

For reporting of Virginia coronavirus cases, visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.



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