The summary of today’s new data
There were 7 new cases of COVID-19 reported this morning in the West Piedmont Health District, continuing in small scale the rise in cases that continues statewide. The Virginia Department of Health reported that as of 5 p.m. Wednesday there were 666 new cases statewide, with the 7-day average now up to 499, more than triple what it was a month ago. There were 4 new cases in Henry County and 3 in Franklin County. Martinsville and Patrick County showed no changes in their data. The 7-day average of new cases in the district bumped up to 6, and the rate per 100,000 residents rose to 4.4. The 14-day average per 100K is 50.10. All those numbers are the highest they have been since mid-June.
- VDOE and VDH release new guidance urging all Virginia elementary schools to require mask wearing
- Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine ‘gigantically important’
- Biden admin stepping up community grants from COVID bill
- Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads
- Delta variant found in West Piedmont Health District, and another death reported
- COVID-19 claims life of Henry County teacher who had been vaccinated
687,550 cases, 11,493 deaths — up by 2 from Wednesday — 31,048 hospitalizations
- HENRY COUNTY: 4,705 cases, 378 hospitalizations, 124 deaths
- MARTINSVILLE: 1,634 cases, 170 hospitalizations, 79 deaths
- PATRICK COUNTY: 1,423 cases, 120 hospitalizations, 45 deaths
- FRANKLIN COUNTY: 4,149 cases, 201 hospitalizations, 83 deaths
- WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT: 11,911 cases, 869 hospitalizations, 331 deaths
Danville reported 4,522 cases (143 deaths), and Pittsylvania County has had 5,718 (85 deaths).
- Worldwide cases: 192,159,070
- Worldwide deaths: 4,130,252
- U.S. cases: 34,230,391
- U.S. deaths: 609,877
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