Another 69 cases and one death recorded
There were 61 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wise County between last Thursday and yesterday, according the Virginia Department of Health.
As of Monday, the county had racked up a total of 3,684 cases since spring 2020, compared to 3,623 cases as of last Thursday.
The county’s total number of deaths associated with COVID-19 increased by one, from 107 to 108.
The health department’s cumulative positive case count for Norton increased by eight, from 352 to 360.
The number of total deaths in the city remained at seven.
In Virginia, the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began rose from 561,181 Thursday to 567,306 yesterday, an increase of 6,125. The number of “probable” cases rose from 170,106 Thursday to 173,853 yesterday, an increase of 3,747.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Virginia increased by 30 to 9,860. The number of probable COVID-19 deaths increased by seven to 1,815.
To look at the health department’s data, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov and go to the COVID-19 Data and Resources section.
About 45 percent of Wise County residents and nearly 53 percent of Norton residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to health department statistics.
However, less than 37 percent of county residents and about 41 percent of Norton residents are fully vaccinated.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Aug. 12 that 73 percent of Virginians 18 and older had received at least one dose.
Guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifies that those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks, practice physical distancing and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
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