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COVID Hospitalizations Double in Virginia Health District: Report

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Virginia’s Rappahannock Area Health District have doubled in five days.

The district had 22 coronavirus-related hospitalizations as of Tuesday, up from 11 on Thursday, said spokesperson Mary Chamberlin.

“It’s disheartening to see the numbers continue to go back up again,” she said, WUSA-TV (Channel 9) reported Tuesday.

Chamberlain particularly cited the positivity rate in Stafford County, now above 10% after falling below 2% percent earlier in the year.

The surge in cases is fueled by young people and the unvaccinated, Chamberlin said.

“The lowest vaccine rate in any demographic is the 25 to 44 years old age group,” she said, WUSA reported.

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