Bruce Robistow, director of the Halifax County Health Department, confirmed this afternoon that there are a bunch of positive cases of the novel coronavirus in the social services department.
Currently, he says he does not have accurate numbers, but does say that a cluster is defined as five or more people.
In response to the outbreak, Robistow said: “The county has issued mandatory guidelines on how people should follow the three 3W and other guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
The outbreak began last week, and the interim director of the department contacted Robisto to express concern about the positive cases. “I discussed all the established guidelines and rules. I personally visited the company, conducted a thorough inspection of the work environment, held departmental meetings with employees, and educates and answers on mitigation measures.”
Robistow said that the health department’s investigation showed that DSS’s working environment was “very satisfactory and was conducive to ensuring a safe working environment for all employees. Obviously, at the work site, all three staff members complied with and implemented relevant regulations-washing hands, Masks and wait 6 feet. However, the investigation did find that compliance outside of the work environment was not that impressive.”
Anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 has been quarantined.
Robisto said that at work, employees should always clean the workplace and follow other established guidelines. “According to my observation, DSS is a safe environment for working and facilitating alleviation of the spread of COVID-19.”
In its daily update, the health department has added 22 new positive cases of the new coronavirus, bringing the cumulative total since testing started in March to 1,412.
A total of 27 COVID-19-related deaths occurred in Halifax County, which are categorized as follows: 17 deaths in the postal code in the Roanoke Rapids area; three postal codes in the Weldon area; Enfield The two postal codes of the area. Two postal codes in the Scottish Neck area; one of the Halifax area postal codes; one of the Hollister area postal codes; and one postal code in the Littleton area.
Information about the recovery and the current case was not immediately available this afternoon.
In the chart of daily laboratory confirmed cases from March 25 to today, the trend is downward.
Robistow said, “Although the trend line seems to be falling, the number of reported cases per day is still more than 15 cases per day, an increase that has never been experienced before.”
In a chart recorded by race and ethnicity, the number of people who peaked in July has remained the same over the past week.
The graph shows that the percentage of positive tests as a percentage of the entire electronic laboratory report shows a decrease in the past week, with a two-week average of 11.5%.
The health department said that this chart “gives us an idea of the number of cases and the number of inspections performed. These values are calculated using only the results reported to laboratories in the state.
The 25-49 age group and the 50-64 age group continue to represent the largest group of people who tested positive in the past week.
The number of new cases in collective living facilities has decreased, and this number peaked in early July.
The health department reported on Tuesday that there were a total of 581 positive cases, of which 514 had recovered. There are 48 cases. 19 people died.