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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: May 2
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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: May 2

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The summary of today's new data

The first data collected in May showed only 4 new cases and 1 new hospitalization caused by COVID-19 in the West Piedmont Health District. These numbers were updated by the Virginia Department of Health at 5 p.m. Saturday. This followed a mild spike of 45 cases in three days, which has helped push the 7-day average to 10 and the rate per 100,000 population to 7.3. Franklin County had 3 of the new cases, and Patrick County had the other one. Henry County had the only new hospitalization. Officials at the Mulberry Creek Nursing & Rehab in Martinsville, which had a long-running outbreak pending closure, had a setback last week with 2 new cases involving residents. A letter from officials to employees and the families of residents explained those new cases. The individuals have been moved to their COVID-19 isolation area. The outbreak, which VDH first added to its database on Jan. 8, had accounted for 151 cases and 27 deaths as of Friday.

The top headlines

  • April brings fewer cases and deaths from COVID-19 in West Piedmont Health District
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  • These are the key things America now needs to tackle in its Covid-19 vaccination efforts

The data

661,314 cases, 10,791 deaths — up by 14 from Saturday — 28,518 hospitalizations

  • HENRY COUNTY: 4,498 cases, 343 hospitalizations, 121 deaths
  • MARTINSVILLE: 1,583 cases, 154 hospitalizations, 76 deaths
  • PATRICK COUNTY: 1,339 cases, 103 hospitalizations, 43 deaths
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY: 3,997 cases, 170 hospitalizations, 74 deaths
  • WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT: 11,417 cases, 770 hospitalizations, 314 deaths

Danville reported 4,348 cases (134 deaths), and Pittsylvania County has had 5,493 (78 deaths).

  • Worldwide cases: 152,312,330
  • Worldwide deaths: 3,194,927
  • U.S. cases: 32,394,611
  • U.S. deaths: 576,738

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