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No new COVID-19 deaths, but cases continue to rise in district

Region records 11 new covid deaths since yesterday

The Virginia Department of Health shows no new deaths in the district due to COVID19.

Henry County continues to lead the district in deaths with 212, followed by Franklin County with 134, Martinsville at 100 and Patrick County with 72.

Henry County has had 491 hospitalizations since the pandemic began, followed by Franklin County with 311, Martinsville at 190 and Patrick County with 140.

Franklin County had 134 new cases, Henry County had 113, there were 25 in Patrick County and 13 in Martinsville.

In total, Henry County has had 8,712 cases followed by Franklin County with 8,442, Patrick County 2,816, and Martinsville with 2,669 total.

The 7-day average number of new daily cases reported per 100,000 population statewide is 218, Martinsville is at 198, Franklin County is 178, Henry County is 174, and Patrick County is at 118.

In the state, 68% of the population is fully vaccinated. Martinsville is at 55%, Henry County is 48%, Franklin County 47%, and Patrick County 40%.

The district has had 22,639 total cases, 1,132 hospitalizations and 518 deaths.

Statewide, there have been 1,351,417 cases, 45,827 hospitalizations and 15,803 deaths due to COVID-19.

In the U.S. there have been 64 million COVID-19 cases and 846,506 deaths. Worldwide there have been 320 million cases and 5.5 million deaths as reported by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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