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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: May 1
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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: May 1

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The summary of today's new data

The quietest month for COVID-19 the West Piedmont Health District has seen in the nearly a year ended Friday with 13 more cases being recorded by 5 p.m. by the Virginia Department of Health. There was 1 more hospitalization, too, but there were no new deaths for the ninth consecutive day. Only 7 were recorded in all of April. The 7-day average for new cases ended the month at 10, with 7.1 per 100,000 population. There were lower averages during April, but the month by far had the lowest consistent averages since at least July. All the cases new cases listed Friday were from Franklin County (8) and Henry County (5). Franklin County also had the only hospitalization. Also nearly 83,000 doses of vaccine have been distributed in the district, with 35,321 (25.7% of the public) being fully vaccinated.

The top headlines

  • GOP seeks to convince vaccine skeptics within its own ranks
  • Momentum grows for closing gaps in US vaccine requirements
  • State eases outdoors mask policy for vaccinated people, to match CDC guidelines

The data

660,553 cases, 10,777 deaths — up by 7 from Friday — 28,486 hospitalizations

  • HENRY COUNTY: 4,498 cases, 342 hospitalizations, 121 deaths
  • MARTINSVILLE: 1,583 cases, 154 hospitalizations, 76 deaths
  • PATRICK COUNTY: 1,338 cases, 103 hospitalizations, 43 deaths
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY: 3,994 cases, 170 hospitalizations, 74 deaths
  • WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT: 11,413 cases, 769 hospitalizations, 314 deaths

Danville reported 4,348 cases (134 deaths), and Pittsylvania County has had 5,491 (78 deaths).

  • Worldwide cases: 151,508,053
  • Worldwide deaths: 3,182,804
  • U.S. cases: 32,346,895
  • U.S. deaths: 576,239

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