To the Editor: COVID-19 Stats

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Our Recent COVID-19 Stats

I love reading the Gazette, but I wish the [business news] column on Covid vaccinations and statistics had focused on current data, which would have shown a more hopeful situation.

According to the Virginia Department of Health website (updated 8/20/21 and accessed 8/20/21) here are the current statistics:

Albemarle County in the past 180 days:

  • Cases 13
  • Hospitalizations 1
  • Deaths 0

Augusta County in the past 180 days:

  • Cases 65
  • Hospitalizations 0
  • Deaths 0

The statistics in the Gazette article were for the cumulative history of the whole pandemic and so contributed to the environment of fear we are all living in.

Mollee Merrill

Afton

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