New River Valley Public Health Task Force releases weekly COVID-19 data

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(WFXR) – The New River Valley Public Health Task Force has released information related to COVID-19 and the further spread of the disease in the New River Valley.

According to the Dec. 9 update, there are 57 COVID-19 hospitalizations and two persons under investigation.

There are 13 outbreaks, according to the Outbreaks Dashboard as well as 513 related cases (cumulative) throughout the NRV.

As of Dec. 9, there are 108 COVID-19 cases with a total of 7,247 total COVID-19 cases in the NRV.

The 7-day average number of new daily cases in the NRV is 105.

The release also mentions that there are 182 hospitalizations and 63 deaths related to COVID-19 in the New River Valley.

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