Local coronavirus update


COVID-19 Numbers (Updated by 12:30 p.m. each day):

Yesterday there were 25 new cases in Pittsylvania County, 16 in Danville, 9 in Henry County, 9 in Rockingham County, 4 in Patrick County, 4 in Franklin County and 1 in Martinsville.

A look at the numbers… the number of cases in Virginia today is 91,782, up from 90,801. North Carolina was at 125,219, up from 123,878. There are 511 cases in Henry County, 470 cases in Rockingham County, 354 in Pittsylvania County, 330 cases in Danville, 169 in the city of Martinsville, 160 in Franklin County, and 115 in Patrick County. Nationwide we are at 4,705,403, up from 4,668,383. 1 in 69 people in the U.S. and 1 in 94 in Martinsville and Henry have been confirmed as having tested positive for the virus.

For Virginia Tech students, there may be a lot of uncertainty heading into the new school year but one thing is certain: if you’re going to be living on-campus, you’re going to be tested for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, at Radford University thousands of students have started to return. The first group of students began moving into dorms on-campus this weekend.