• 72°

Davie COVID numbers going in wrong direction

The number of COVID 19 cases in Davie County is increasing.

From a low of nine active cases reported on July 2, it increased to 24 on July 9 and 40 on July 16, according to figures released by Davie Health and Human Services.

A total of 4,260 confirmed cases have been reported in Davie County since the pandemic started.

From May 26-June 28, 99.2 percent of all new cases were in people not fully vaccinated. The number of deaths (56 total) are from 98.9 percent unvaccinated.

The department says that 45 percent of Davie residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, with 43 percent fully vaccinated.

Vaccines are available daily at the health and human services department on Farmington Road, and at most pharmacies and medical offices.