VDH: 99 new COVID-19 cases in Southwest Virginia, no new deaths

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New case rate has nearly tripled in past two weeks

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 99 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths related to the virus in Southwest Virginia Thursday.

The region is averaging 204.5 new weekly cases per 100,000 population, nearly triple the rate of two weeks ago.

Southwest Virginia’s COVID-19 case rate has nearly tripled over the past two weeks and increased more than sixfold in less than a month.

That is more than double the amount considered “high transmission” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It’s lower than Northeast Tennessee’s community spread rate, but more than 40 percent higher than Virginia’s statewide rate of 142.

Statewide, VDH reported 551,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

According to VDH, the total number of confirmed and probable cases is 715,556.

VDH reports there have been 9,782 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. – 1,687 cases / 131 hospitalizations / 38 deaths (2 new cases)
Buchanan County – 1,648 cases / 122 hospitalizations / 46 deaths (8 new cases)
Dickenson County – 1,047 cases / 47 hospitalizations / 19 deaths (2 new cases)
Lee County – 2,521 cases / 116 hospitalizations / 48 deaths (14 new cases)
Norton – 334 cases / 19 hospitalizations / 7 deaths (1 new case)
Russell County – 2,398 cases / 135 hospitalizations / 40 deaths (9 new cases)
Scott County – 2,002 cases / 136 hospitalizations / 61 deaths (9 new cases/ 1 new hospitalization)
Smyth County – 3,115 cases / 210 hospitalizations / 95 deaths (10 new cases)
Tazewell County – 3,926 cases / 191 hospitalizations / 76 deaths (21 new cases)
Washington County, Va. – 5,304 cases / 452 hospitalizations / 115 deaths (18 new cases/ 2 new hospitalizations)
Wise County – 3,492 cases / 188 hospitalizations / 106 deaths (5 new cases)

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