Case rate has risen 39% in the past week – is 63% higher than statewide rate
RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 147 new cases of COVID-19, four new hospitalizations and one new death (in Russell County) related to the virus in Southwest Virginia Tuesday.
New COVID case rates in News Channel 11’s nine-county viewing area of Southwest Virginia continue to be among the state’s highest.
The rolling seven-day total of new cases per 100,000 population has risen 358% in Southwest Virginia since July 30, compared to 200% in Virginia statewide.
The gap has widened in the past week.
The new death was reported in Russell County, while Smyth, Washington and Tazewell counties each reported one new hospitalization — as did the city of Bristol.
The regional new case rate has risen by 39% in the past week, compared to a 22% increase statewide. Currently, it’s highest in Wise and Russell counties, with Russell County also above the regionwide average of 348.6.6 new weekly cases per 100,000.
The regional rate is 63% higher than the state average.
Spread rates continue to be significantly higher in the seven counties of Northeast Tennessee, where they reached a regional rate of 643.7 Monday.
VDH reported 569,469 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.
According to VDH, the total number of confirmed and probable cases is 744,187.
VDH reports there have been 9,877 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state.
Note: VDH does not report whether cases are active or recovered. County and community case totals can include active, recovered, confirmed and probable cases.
Bristol, Va. – 1,783 cases / 135 hospitalizations / 39 deaths (7 new cases / 1 new hospitalization)
Buchanan County – 1,739 cases / 124 hospitalizations / 47 deaths (8 new cases)
Dickenson County – 1,080 cases / 48 hospitalizations / 19 deaths (3 new cases)
Lee County – 2,627 cases / 118 hospitalizations / 48 deaths (13 new cases)
Norton – 360 cases / 19 hospitalizations / 7 deaths (0 new cases)
Russell County – 2,519 cases / 138 hospitalizations / 41 deaths (12 new cases, 1 new death)
Scott County – 2,128 cases / 140 hospitalizations / 61 deaths (14 new cases)
Smyth County – 3,275 cases / 216 hospitalizations / 95 deaths (24 new cases, 1 new hospitalizations)
Tazewell County – 4,106 cases / 196 hospitalizations / 77 deaths (19 new cases, 1new hospitalization)
Washington County, Va. – 5,563 cases / 460 hospitalizations / 115 deaths (22 new cases, 1 new hospitalization)
Wise County – 3,709 cases / 192 hospitalizations / 108 deaths (25 new cases)
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