Two more COVID-19 deaths reported
Two more Rappahannock County residents died due to COVID-19 last week — while new cases continued to fall — in signs of both the lingering toll and waning of the Omicron surge, according to state data as of Friday.
Hospitalizations statewide for treatment of the virus are also back below year- earlier levels as the spread of the Omicron variant continues to subside. Reported deaths from the winter surge, however, remain at their highest levels since last winter.
In Rappahannock County, the two additional virus-related deaths raised the total number of local deaths to 10 since the pandemic began in 2020.