County sees 67 cases, two deaths
Dickenson County recorded 67 new COVID-19 cases in one week.
As of Oct. 5, the Virginia Department of Health reported a total of 1,484 confirmed cases in Dickenson County since the pandemic began last year. As of Tuesday, the number had increased to 1,551.
Fifty-four county residents were hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The county’s number of COVID-19-related deaths increased by two, from 23 to 25.
Nearby, Russell County has recorded a total of 3,604 positive cases since the pandemic began, an increase of 110 cases in one week. Buchanan County’s total case count was 2,263, an increase of 74 cases in one week. Wise County has reported a total of 4,957 cases, an increase of 198 cases in a week.
To look at the health department’s data, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov and go to the COVID-19 Data section.
As of Tuesday, almost 50 percent of Dickenson County residents had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the health department.
About 42 percent of county residents were fully vaccinated.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Aug. 12 that 73 percent of Virginians 18 and older had received at least one dose.
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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