CDC: Albemarle Co. in medium level of COVID-19 transmission

Published: Apr. 25, 2022 at 3:50 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - According to the CDC, Albemarle County is in the medium level when it comes to COVID-19 transmission. The Blue Ridge Health District believes this is likely due to the spread of the omicron subvariant, BA.2.

Ryan McKay with BRHD says wearing a mask in certain settings can help, and having more activities outside can help prevent spreading the virus.

“We have a lot of protection. I think with vaccinations, it’s a highly-vaccinated locality or localities in terms of our health district and we did see a pretty significant surge in January,” McKay said. “Hopefully between those two things - warmer weather, people being outside more frequently - and gathering in that sense, hopefully we’ll see a downward trend.”

Right now, the vaccination rate of people who are fully vaccinated in the BRHD is 72%.

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