- Overall, cases continue to plateau in Virginia. With the exception of Mount Rogers, Virginia’s local health districts are equally divided into declining, plateauing, and slow growth trajectories.
- Mount Rogers Health District is experiencing a surge in cases. Hotspots are centered around Ivanhoe, including Max Meadows, Wytheville, Sugar Grove, and Austinville.
- The B.1.1.7 variant is the most dominant Variant of Concern in Virginia. This VoC spreads more rapidly, and increases hospitalizations and deaths by 60%, including among younger age cohorts.
- While variants are a concern, vaccine hesitancy is the largest long-term risk to containing the impact of the pandemic.