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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: Sept. 22
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Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: Sept. 22

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The summary of today's new data

There was another spike of new cases and a couple of new hospitalizations but no new deaths from COVID-19 in the West Piedmont Health District. In data recorded as of 5 p.m. Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Health, there were 76 new cases, which bumped the 7-day average up slightly, to 57, or 41.6 per 100,000 population. Henry and Franklin counties continue to have most of the cases, with 30 and 28, respectively, and each had a new hospitalization. There were 10 new cases in Martinsville and 7 in Patrick County. As of Wednesday, the district reported 2,264 cases involving children ages birth through 19 (up by 8 from Tuesday). The 10-19 group was 1,738 of those. The number hospitalized remained at 14, with 8 of them 10-19. Data by age is not reported by locality. Statewide there were 3,737 new cases reported Wednesday, and the 7-day average is now 3,487, or 40.9 per 100K. The state saw another 45 deaths.

The top headlines

  • 'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day
  • Virginia Tech president says school's COVID-19 mitigation strategies are working
  • Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots
  • Recovery of unemployment overpayments 'paused' as Virginia Employment Commission struggles with new backlogs
  • Kentucky bride-to-be who was concerned about COVID vaccine dies of virus at age 29

The data

843,212 cases, 12,409 deaths — up by 45 from Tuesday — 35,933 hospitalizations up by 94 from Tuesday

  • HENRY COUNTY: 5,752 cases, 409 hospitalizations, 136 deaths
  • MARTINSVILLE: 1,878 cases, 182 hospitalizations, 85 deaths
  • PATRICK COUNTY: 1,813 cases, 129 hospitalizations, 49 deaths
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY: 5,320 cases, 229 hospitalizations, 90 deaths
  • WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT: 14,763 cases, 949 hospitalizations, 360 deaths

Danville reported 5,700 cases (166 deaths), and Pittsylvania County has had 7,170 (99 deaths).

  • Worldwide cases: 229,602,579
  • Worldwide deaths: 4,710,422
  • U.S. cases: 42,415,398
  • U.S. deaths: 678,517

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