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.
A highly-vaccinated population will free up health care system to serve those with other medical needs.
More importantly, why are they so much higher than most of the world?
Maybe it’s not what we think. Teaser 1: Carroll’s rate is better than many other places. Teaser 2: North Carolina is doing much better than we are.
Carroll County has the lowest COVID vaccination rate in Virginia. The health department is trying to change that.
Covingon, though, has state’s third lowest rate. Cumberland, Emporia, Rockbridge, Floyd also low.
One visitor will now be allowed for most adult patients.