A highly-vaccinated population will free up health care system to serve those with other medical needs.
Covingon, though, has state’s third lowest rate. Cumberland, Emporia, Rockbridge, Floyd also low.
Southwest Virginia continues to have the state’s highest infection rates.
Lynchburg continues to have one of the lowest infection rates among major cities in Virginia.
Virus rates don’t split neatly along rural/urban lines. Some of lowest rates in Virginia are in eastern Southside and the Northern Neck.
Three localities in Virginia have had no infections for two weeks. Lynchburg has lowest rate of any major city. But Southwest still ranks high.
Why Australia has a much lower infection rate than we do.
Ten highest localities are west of Blue Ridge but Montgomery County and some Southside localities now have some of state’s lowest infection rates.
In general, rural areas still have highest infection rates while suburban localities have the lowest.
The nine highest localities, and 13 of the 14 highest, are all west of the Blue Ridge.