Northampton COVID-19 cases spike again

Published 5:28 pm Monday, April 6, 2020

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JACKSON – The Northampton County Health Department is reporting another spike in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In their 4 p.m. report today (Monday) via their Facebook page, county health officials said there are 53 confirmed cases of the virus. That number is nine higher than 24 hours earlier where the health department was reporting 44 confirmed cases as of Sunday afternoon.

As of this past Friday (April 3), there were 38 confirmed positive cases in Northampton, up from 33 as of Wednesday, April 1. Two more cases were confirmed on Saturday, April 3.

“Currently, the majority of all cases continue to have only mild symptoms with many being asymptomatic [tested positive, but with no symptoms],” Northampton health officials posted today on their Facebook page.

Five out of the 53 cases have been deemed recovered, they added.

“Further testing has been done and individual results are pending,” county health officials reported.

At least 28 of the Northampton cases are linked to one facility. The first of those cases at that facility was reported on March 22, followed by additional confirmations of the virus, and peaked with 20 more cases on March 28.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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