Much of Southwest and Southside now rank in lowest infection category, but other localities nearby still rank among highest in the state.
Nine localities in Virginia hit zero, but highest rates are still generally in Southwest and Southside.
Nine of the 10 highest infection rates in the state are in Southwest; 15 of the top 16 are near or west of the Blue Ridge.
Covid rates are dropping almost everywhere but still remain high in most localities.
More importantly, why are they so much higher than most of the world?
Carroll County has the lowest COVID vaccination rate in Virginia. The health department is trying to change that.
The highest rates are now in metro areas while six of the 10 lowest are in Southwest Virginia.
Program targets 10 low-vaccinated communities, mostly in Southwest and Southside.
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