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Case rates continue to improve

Although COVID-19 case numbers are fluctuating across the U.S., with hot spots in various areas and 25 states reporting increasing case rates, Virginia’s numbers have been stable, and the case rate in the Three Rivers Health District continues to improve.

According to a press release from Dr. Richard Williams, health director of the Three Rivers Health District, the case rate for the district is averaging about 20 new cases a day, well below the post-New Year high of around 90-100 new cases per day. These are seven-day averages.

Around 36.6 percent of all Virginians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 41.7 percent of the residents of the Three Rivers Health District have received at least one dose. Over 4,700 vaccinations are being given per week throughout the district, said the release, which puts Three Rivers on the road to a 75 percent vaccination rate by late May if enough eligible adults receive the vaccine. The district is focusing more of its vaccinatio...

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