Local Coronavirus Coverage
RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Southwest Virginia is higher than when the month began, with the highest number of cases in Buchanan and Wise counties.
Data from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) on Tuesday shows the seven-day moving average of new cases per 100,000 rose to 257 Tuesday in the nine-county region, from 246 Monday. Tuesday’s rate was 7% higher than the Nov. 1 rate and remained 2.4 times the state average, which rose to 107.
The rates in Buchanan County and Wise County are 633 and 392, respectively. According to a New York Times database, Buchanan’s rate was Monday the 25th of all provinces in the country.
The region reported 125 new cases on Tuesday, including 14 in Buchanan and 35 in Wise (including Norton).
Another six hospitalizations and four deaths were also reported.
The new hospitalizations include three in Washington County, one in Buchanan and Scott counties, and one in Norton.
Two new deaths were reported in Buchanan County and one in Norton and Tazewell County.
Hospital admissions and death rates per 100,000 remain more than double in the region compared to the state since September 1, when the impact of the delta variant began to hit the region the hardest.
Statewide, VDH . reported 695,834 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth on November 9.
According to VDH, the total number confirmed and probable cases is 938,376.
VDH reports that there are 11,947 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths about the state.
Below is a complete breakdown of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Southwest Virginia since Monday.
Note: VDH does not report whether cases are active or recovered. State and community case totals may include active, recovered, confirmed, and probable cases.
Bristol, Vac. – 2,307 cases / 179 hospitalizations / 48 deaths (1 new case)
Buchanan County – 2,591 cases / 154 hospitalizations / 69 deaths (14 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, 2 new deaths)
Dickenson County – 1,712 cases / 60 hospitalizations / 28 deaths (9 new cases)
Lee County – 3,756 cases / 139 hospitalizations / 60 deaths (1 new case)
Norton – 608 cases / 31 hospitalizations / 15 deaths (4 new cases, 1 new hospitalization, 1 new death)
Russell County – 3,870 cases / 158 hospitalizations / 65 deaths (7 new cases)
Scott County – 3,240 cases / 170 hospitalizations / 79 deaths (10 new cases, 1 new hospitalization)
Smyth County – 4,987 cases / 321 hospitalizations / 119 deaths (17 new cases)
Tazewell County – 5,812 cases / 217 hospitalizations / 112 deaths (18 new cases, 1 new death)
Washington County, Va. – 7,755 cases / 624 hospitalizations / 148 deaths (13 new cases, 3 new hospitalizations)
Wise Province – 5,543 cases / 229 hospitalizations / 129 deaths (31 new cases)
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