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RICHMOND, Virginia (WJHL) – A Virginia Department of Health (VDH) year-end data reconciliation that accounts for out-of-state deaths has had a huge effect on already hard-hit Southwest Virginia. On Tuesday, the rural area of ​​nine counties recorded 34 of the 185 new COVID-19 deaths reported in the state.

The region represents only 3.4% of Virginia’s population, but recorded 18.4% of the deaths reported on Tuesday. This pushed the region’s deaths per 100,000 population to 349 for the entire COVID pandemic, which is nearly double the state’s rate of 182.

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