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High numbers of RSV cases statewide and more Va. headlines

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High numbers of RSV cases statewide and more Va. headlines

Nov 28, 2023 | 7:30 am ET
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High numbers of RSV cases statewide and more Va. headlines
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The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is reorganizing in an attempt to carry out behavioral health reforms that are part of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s “Right Help, Right Now” plan to improve services for people in psychiatric or substance use crises. —Richmond Times-Dispatch 

• Doctors are seeing high numbers of RSV cases statewide, as well as increasing incidences of COVID and flu as the respiratory illness season begins.—VPM 

• The percentage of Virginia families considered “food insecure” — meaning that a household couldn’t at various times get enough food for one or more of its members due to a lack of money or resources — has risen but remains below the national average.—Axios Richmond

• The Matts Creek Fire in Bedford County, which affected over 11,000 acres of federal forestlands, has been contained.—Cardinal News

• The Rappahannock River has reached the lowest level recorded for any November in the 21st century. “The Rappahannock is very, what we call, flashy. It goes up real fast and it goes down real fast.”—Free Lance-Star