County, Norton report 14 new COVID cases
Wise County saw 11 new COVID-19 cases between Monday and yesterday.
The county’s total number of COVID cases since spring 2020 increased from 10,294 to 10,305.
The county’s total number of COVID-related deaths remained at 199.
The health department’s cumulative positive case count for Norton increased by three to 1,308.
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 1,234,435 Monday to 1,240,294 yesterday, an increase of 5,859. The number of cases deemed “probable” rose from 487,066 Monday to 489,599 yesterday, an increase of 2,533.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Virginia increased by 22 to 16,947. The number of probable COVID-19 deaths remained at 3,363.
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