Two deaths, 20 new cases reported

May 06, 2022

Wise County saw 20 new COVID-19 cases between Monday and yesterday.

The county’s total number of COVID cases since spring 2020 increased from 10,271 to 10,291.

The county’s total number of COVID-related deaths increased by two, from 197 to 199.

The health department’s cumulative positive case count for Norton remained at 1,304.

The number of total deaths in the city remained at 22.

Virginia’s rate of new case growth was once again accelerating during the same period as subvariants of the omicron variant begin to emerge.

Statewide, the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began rose from 1,223,925 Monday to 1,228,738 yesterday, an increase of 4,813. The number of cases deemed “probable” rose from 481,725 Monday to 484,063 yesterday, an increase of 2,338.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Virginia increased by 31 to 16,910. The number of probable COVID-19 deaths increased by two to 3,360.