County sees 129 new cases, one death

November 24, 2021

Dickenson County recorded 129 new COVID-19 cases in one week.

As of Nov. 16, the Virginia Department of Health reported a total of 1,777 confirmed cases in Dickenson County since the pandemic began last year. As of Tuesday, the number had increased to 1,906.

Sixty-two county residents were hospitalized with COVID as of yesterday.
The county’s number of COVID-19-related deaths increased by one, from 28 to 29.

Nearby, Russell County has recorded a total of 4,066 positive cases since the pandemic began, an increase of 103 cases in one week. Buchanan County’s total case count was 2,749, an increase of 85 cases in one week. Wise County has reported a total of 5,743 cases, an increase of 93 cases in a week.
To look at the health department’s data, visit and go to the COVID-19 Data section.


As of Tuesday, about 52 percent of Dickenson County residents had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the health department.

About 45 percent of county residents were fully vaccinated.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Nov. 12 that more than 83 percent of Virginia adults had received at least one dose, while 75 percent of adults are fully vaccinated.

Guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifies that those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks, practice physical distancing and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.