Greensville County and Galax are second and third. Covington, Rockbridge have some of state’s lowest rates.
Greensville County now has highest virus rate in Virginia
Lexington, Salem, Galax in top five. But Covington has second to lowest rate.
As COVID-19 cases soar, Youngkin again vows to end mask and vaccine mandates
Speaking before a joint Assembly, Virginia’s governor is asking Virginians to get vaccinated.
Alexandria has highest COVID rate; Covington the lowest
The highest rates are now in metro areas while six of the 10 lowest are in Southwest Virginia.
Cooperative Extension wins grant to boost vaccine education
Program targets 10 low-vaccinated communities, mostly in Southwest and Southside.
Agee, Levine named to Youngkin’s medical advisory team
They will provide updates and advice on the pandemic.
Omicron sweeps over Virginia; Southwest doctor warns of ‘medical disaster’
For now, the urban crescent is hit hardest but health authories warn rates will get worse once it hits less-vaccinated rural areas.
The vaccine divide isn’t as rural-urban as people think
Nevertheless, some counties in Southwest and Southside have Third World vaccination rates.
Southside has some of state’s lowest virus rates; Southwest the highest
Lynchburg continues to have one of the lowest infection rates among major cities in Virginia.
Lynchburg remains among state’s lowest for virus but Southwest still rising
Virus rates don’t split neatly along rural/urban lines. Some of lowest rates in Virginia are in eastern Southside and the Northern Neck.