County reports 32 new cases, one more death
Dickenson County recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases in one week.
As of Oct. 12, the Virginia Department of Health reported a total of 1,551 confirmed cases in Dickenson County since the pandemic began last year. As of Tuesday, the number had increased to 1,583.
Fifty-five county residents were hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The county’s number of COVID-19-related deaths increased by one, from 25 to 26.
Nearby, Russell County has recorded a total of 3,683 positive cases since the pandemic began, an increase of 79 cases in one week. Buchanan County’s total case count was 2,331, an increase of 68 cases in one week. Wise County has reported a total of 5,126 cases, an increase of 169 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, 50 percent of Dickenson County residents had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the health department.
About 43 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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