The infection trend comes as no surprise to health experts with colder weather sending more residents inside.
Even as COVID-19 infection rates dipped slightly lower this week, health department leaders are continuing a familiar refrain: now, with winter closing in, is not the time to let your guard down.
After a slow decline, daily COVID-19 infections leveled out — and even nudged up slightly — in the Dan River Region this week.
Daily infections have finally started to drop in Southside Virginia.
Four new fatalities — two Danville residents and two who resided in Pittsylvania County — were added to logs Monday morning by the Virginia Department of Health.
Danville and Pittsylvania County added nine new deaths from COVID-19 over the last week, but caseloads appear to finally be slowly retreating in the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dan River Region is in a slow growth trajectory.
Early voting began last week.
From Saturday to Monday, 134 new COVID-19 infections were added.
The 7-day rolling average of cases has grown to 78.
Nearly 1-in-3 residents of Pittsylvania County who undergo a COVID-19 test yield a positive result.
The COVID-19 death toll increased again Friday morning in the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District.
Shots have steadily declined month-over-month until August reversed the downward trend.
Alarms are sounding among the medical community.
More people 19 and under are testing positive for the virus.
Average annual salaries for the positions will be around $40,000 to $45,000.
Danville and Pittsylvania County saw decreases in population over the past 10 years, according to 2020 results from the U.S. Census Bureau.
About 55% of Danville Public Schools worked are vaccinated.
Areas are in the high transmission localities for COVID-19.
The battle with the coronavirus is raging anew.
New federal guidance: Mask up in areas with high virus spread.
A total of 229 lives have been lost to COVID-19 in the Danville-Pittsylvania Health District.