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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: April 7
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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: April 7

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The summary of today's new data

There were 18 net new cases of COVID-19 in the West Piedmont Health District recorded as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, but almost all of them were in Franklin County. There were no new deaths or hospitalizations reported by the Virginia Department of Health. The number of new cases actually was 19, but there was 1 case deducted in Henry County. Franklin County had 15 new cases, and Patrick County had 4. Martinsville had none. Cases sometimes are subtracted because they accidentally were entered in the wrong locality or because some ZIP codes (by which they are located) spill across lines of localities. The 7-day rolling average remained at 12 cases, with 8.9 per 100,000 population. Patrick County Public Schools this morning returned to regular, full-day, in-person schedules, dropping its hybrid structure.

The top headlines

  • West Piedmont Health District moves into Phase 2 of vaccination process
  • Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19
  • Survey: Even as schools reopen, many students learn remotely
  • Increases in COVID cases, positivity are alarming Southwest Virginia hospital officials
  • Democratic candidates for governor differ on police reform in first formal debate

The data

629,155 cases, 10,415 deaths — up by 14 from Tuesday — 26,911 hospitalizations

  • HENRY COUNTY: 4,404 cases, 315 hospitalizations, 121 deaths
  • MARTINSVILLE: 1,557 cases, 141 hospitalizations, 76 deaths
  • PATRICK COUNTY: 1,287 cases, 99 hospitalizations, 41 deaths
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY: 3,900 cases, 146 hospitalizations, 72 deaths
  • WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT: 11,148 cases, 701 hospitalizations, 310 deaths

Danville reported 4,194 cases (127 deaths), and Pittsylvania County has had 5,360 (76 deaths).

  • Worldwide cases: 132,544,153
  • Worldwide deaths: 2,876,084
  • U.S. cases: 30,847,926
  • U.S. deaths: 556,529

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