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West Piedmont enters phase 2 for COVID-19 vaccine

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Earlier this week, the Virginia Department of Health’s West Piedmont Health District entered phase 2 for COVID-19 vaccinations. Anyone 16 and older who lives and works in Virginia is eligible to receive the vaccine.

To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

At press time, 2,800,332 people across Virginia have been given at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Virginia Department of Health website. There have been 1,543,719 people fully vaccinated statewide.

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In the West Piedmont Health District, 25,826 doses have been administered with 10,238 people fully vaccinated in Franklin County.

In Henry County, 23,526 doses were administered with 8,847 people fully vaccinated. In Martinsville, 6,388 doses were administered with 2,458 people fully vaccinated, and 6,468 doses were given in Patrick County, with 2,388 people fully vaccinated.

Positive casesPositive cases Virginia Department of Health reported 3,885 cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County, with 146 hospitalizations and 72 deaths.

Cases in Virginia topped 627,605 this week. The state reports 26,815 hospitalized due to the virus, bringing the state’s total deaths to 10,401.

Elsewhere in the West Piedmont Health District, Henry County has had 4,405 cases, with 315 hospitalizations and 121 deaths. Martinsville has had 1,557 cases, with 141 hospitalizations and 76 deaths. Patrick County has reported 1,283 cases, including 99 hospitalizations and 41 deaths.

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