- COVID-19 metrics now suggest growth. COVID-19 hospitalizations remain steady. Hospitalizations often lag by a few weeks behind cases. Data suggest Southwest Virginia is being disproportionately affected.
- Flu activity is now moderate in Virginia. Northern Virginia is the most heavily affected of all regions.
- RSV rates continue to climb across the country, straining some hospitals. RSV in Virginia is tracking a month behind other states in the Southeast, but growing.
- Virginia’s fall wildfire season ended Thursday, along with the Atlantic hurricane season.
- Election offices in five states received envelopes with white powder, highlighting threats to election officials ahead of the 2024 primary and election season.
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