COVID-19 death count hits 200 in West Piedmont Health District, with 6 new victims reported | Local News


COVID-19 death count hits 200 in West Piedmont Health District, with 6 new victims reported | Local News

There also were 97 new cases and eight new hospitalizations reported in the past two days, pushing the district’s totals to 10,224 cases and 596 hospitalizations.

The 7-day average of new cases has fallen to 52, but it was more than twice that about a month ago.

Henry County had 41 of the new cases and three new hospitalizations. Franklin County had 38 cases and a hospitalization. Martinsville had12 new cases and three hospitalizations, and Patrick County had 16 cases and two hospitalizations.

Vaccinations continue to be delivered across the state – although there is a delay this weekend with registration as the state changes its processes, including no more paper registration – but 11.7% of the population, nearly 995,000, now have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Approaching 15,000 residents of the West Piedmont Health District had received at least one shot.

There are 303,942 residents who are fully vaccinated, slightly more than 2,500 of those in West Piedmont.

Across Virginia there have been 547,424 cases of COVID-19, 6,996 deaths — up by 30 since Friday – and 22,846 hospitalizations.

The latest totals in the West Piedmont Health District are:

  • Henry County: 4,033 cases, 267 hospitalizations, 83 deaths.
  • Martinsville: 1,459, 124, 43.
  • Patrick County: 1,147, 86, 32.
  • Franklin County: 3,585, 119, 42.


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