County, city see 160 new cases

August 12, 2022

Wise County saw 148 new COVID-19 cases between Monday and yesterday.

The county’s total number of COVID cases since spring 2020 increased from 11,758 to 11,906 in three days, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
The county’s total number of COVID-related deaths remained at 203.

The health department’s cumulative positive case count for Norton increased by 12, from 1,491 to 1,503.
The number of total deaths in the city remained at 22.

The latest sub-variant of last year’s omicron variant is spreading rapidly, although death rates have slowed.

Statewide, the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began rose from 1,409,699 Monday to 1,415,850 yesterday, an increase of 6,151. The number of “probable” cases in Virginia rose from 572,059 Monday to 574,991 yesterday, an increase of 2,932.
During the same period, the number of confirmed deaths increased by 50 to 17,598. The number of probable COVID-19 deaths increased by one to 3,528.