County records 48 new cases; 58 hospitalized
Dickenson County recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases in one week.
As of Oct. 19, the Virginia Department of Health reported a total of 1,583 confirmed cases in Dickenson County since the pandemic began last year. As of Tuesday, the number had increased to 1,631.
Fifty-eight county residents were hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The county’s number of COVID-19-related deaths remained at 26.
Nearby, Russell County has recorded a total of 3,749 positive cases since the pandemic began, an increase of 66 cases in one week. Buchanan County’s total case count was 2,393, an increase of 62 cases in one week. Wise County has reported a total of 5,262 cases, an increase of 136 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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