COVID-19 cases in Robeson County tick upward; Health Department reports 2 virus-related deaths

Alonzo Osche

LUMBERTON — New cases of the novel coronavirus went up slightly in Robeson County this week after continuously dropping over the previous six weeks.

In the nine days between April 1 and Friday, 163 new cases were reported by the Robeson County Health Department, or at a rate of 18.1 cases per day. In the five days between March 27 and March 31, with no Friday report given by the department this past week, there were 56 cases, or 11.2 per day.

Two virus-related deaths were reported in the county between April 1 and Friday, bringing the pandemic death total

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