County, city see 87 cases, another death
Wise County reported 80 new COVID-19 cases between Monday and yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
As of yesterday, the county had reported a total of 5,321 cases since spring 2020, compared to 5,241 cases as of Monday.
There were 228 county residents hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The county’s total number of deaths associated with COVID-19 increased by one, from 128 to 129.
The health department’s cumulative positive case count for Norton increased by seven between Monday and yesterday, from 564 to 571.
There were 28 city residents hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The number of total deaths in the city remained at 13.
In Virginia, the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began rose from 683,159 Monday to 686,149 yesterday, an increase of 2,990. The number of “probable” cases rose from 235,541 Monday to 236,976 yesterday, an increase of 1,435.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Virginia increased by 114 to 11,656. The number of probable COVID-19 deaths increased by 11 to 2,214.
To look at the health department’s data, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov and go to the COVID-19 Data and Resources section.
As of yesterday, 50 percent of Wise County residents and almost 58 percent of Norton residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to health department statistics.
About 42 percent of county residents and almost 48 percent of Norton residents are fully vaccinated.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced in mid-August 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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