Area: 90 new virus cases in three days
Wise County reported 75 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 5,694 cases since spring 2020, compared to 5,619 cases as of Monday.
There were 234 county residents hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The county’s total number of deaths associated with COVID-19 remained at 129.
The health department’s cumulative positive case count for Norton increased by 15 between Monday and yesterday, from 622 to 637.
There were 31 city residents hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The number of total deaths in the city remained at 15.
In Virginia, the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began rose from 700,857 Monday to 704,218 yesterday, an increase of 3,361. The number of “probable” cases rose from 245,204 Monday to 247,480 yesterday, an increase of 2,276.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Virginia increased by 72 to 12,152. The number of probable COVID-19 deaths increased by five to 2,317.
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, more than 51 percent of Wise County residents and almost 60 percent of Norton residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to health department statistics.
Nearly 44 percent of county residents and about 49 percent of Norton residents are fully vaccinated.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Nov. 12 that more than 83 percent of Virginia adults had received at least one dose, while 75 percent of adults are fully vaccinated.
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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