1,000 cases

Danville City yesterday surpassed 1,000 cases of COVID-19. The city is now seeing 1,021 cases of the virus, along with 1,128 in Pittsylvania County.

Another two deaths in Danville yesterday brings the death toll in the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District to 47, with 11 deaths in the county and 36 more in the city.

Danville has now seen eight deaths in the week, with at least one death every day for the past four days. One death each was recorded Oct. 2, Oct. 3, Oct. 5, Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 and two deaths were recorded today, Oct. 9.

Pittsylvania County reported one death this week Wednesday morning.

Health officials in Pittsylvania County diagnosed 11 people with COVID-19 today and 16 yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Danville City reported 10 new COVID-19 cases today and a pandemic-high single-day total of 33 new COVID-19 diagnoses yesterday.

The VDH saw 1,844 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, the second-highest single-day total of any day since the pandemic started, second only to the 2,015 cases diagnosed Aug. 7.

Health officials have also hospitalized 164 people with COVID-19 in the health district.

Virginia now reports 156,649 cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth, with 11,447 hospitalized and a death toll standing at 3,344.

The state of Virginia has tested 2.4 million people for COVID-19, heeding a total positive testing rate of just 5.1 percent. In the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District, about 30,000 people have been tested, rendering a 7-percent positive testing rate.

Three people in their forties have died of COVID-19 in Pittsylvania-Danville.

Between three and nine people each in their fifties, sixties and seventies have died of COVID-19 in the district. The remaining 27 victims were over the age of 80.

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