There have been 52 new instances of COVID-19 reported this morning within the West Piedmont Well being District. The excellent news is that the Virginia Division of Well being reported no deaths, however there have been 3 new hospitalizations (2 in Henry County and 1 in Patrick County). The case surge once more was led by Franklin County, which reported 24 and now has had 1,098. Henry County added 12 instances to method 1,500 complete, and Patrick County had 8 and Martinsville, 2….Henry County College Board reversed itself Thursday and voted to name off in particular person lessons beginning Monday and thru Jan. 19. The explanation: too many academics being compelled to quarantine due to gatherings the place somebody examined optimistic….A person in Franklin County is the newest sufferer of the virus, and well being officers mentioned the adjustments in demise information was a correction….The election vote counting funneled consideration away from the truth that the U.S. reported more than 121,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday, which is an all-time excessive. (The earlier all-time excessive was the day earlier than.) The nation is quickly approaching 10 million cumulative instances and 235,000 complete deaths. A brand new forecast from the Facilities for Illness Management predicts 31,000 further American lives might be misplaced within the subsequent two and a half weeks alone. New case records are still soaring in Europe as nicely, and much more international locations are getting into renewed lockdowns. In India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh, greater than 1,400 teachers and students have tested positive for the virus….There was hopeful information a couple of vaccine, together with a deterring nasal spray….The Virginia Department of Health reports this morning there have been 188,770 instances and three,682 deaths statewide. Some 12,936 individuals have been hospitalized. Henry County has had 1,450 instances, with 147 hospitalizations and 33 deaths. Martinsville has had 509 instances, with 68 hospitalizations and 24 deaths. Patrick County has had 352 instances together with 61 hospitalizations and 27 deaths. Franklin County has had 1,090 instances, 38 hospitalizations and seven deaths. Danville has reported 1,313 instances (46 deaths), and Pittsylvania County has had 1,416 (17 deaths). Johns Hopkins University’s real-time map confirmed 48,826,607 instances worldwide and 1,235,678 deaths. Within the U.S. there have been 9,611,293 instances and 234,949 deaths due to COVID-19.
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