To the Editor: COVID-19 Stats


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



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