Health officials report 1,152 new coronavirus cases, 57 new deaths around Virginia as of Thursday


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UPDATE 4:44 P.M. The West Piedmont Health District reported three new cases in men ranging in age from their 30s to 60s on Thursday afternoon. It also reported a case in a man in his 50s in Martinsville and another in a woman in her 50s in Franklin County.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 1,152 new coronavirus cases and 57 new virus-related deaths in their Thursday morning update, bringing the Commonwealth’s total up to 41,401 confirmed and probable cases and 1,338 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 39,393 cases and 1,236 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, May 28. However, 2,008 cases and 102 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,152 new COVID-19 cases and 57 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Thursday, May 28. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

The department’s Thursday tally includes more than 1,000 cases from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 17 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Amherst County: 27 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 31 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 47 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 32 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 13 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Campbell County: 16 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Carroll County: 88 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Charlotte County: 23 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 3 cases
  • Craig County: 5 cases
  • Danville: 50 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Floyd County: 5 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Franklin County: 35 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 107 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Giles County: 5 cases
  • Grayson County: 32 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Halifax County: 30 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Henry County: 95 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Highland County: 3 cases
  • Lexington: 7 cases
  • Lynchburg: 80 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Martinsville: 31 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Montgomery County: 72 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Nelson County: 16 cases
  • Patrick County: 18 cases
  • Pittsylvania County: 38 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 18 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Radford: 6 cases
  • Roanoke City: 147 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 97 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 16 cases
  • Salem: 32 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 21 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death

Since Wednesday, May 27, VDH reported four new cases and two new hospitalizations in Pulaski County, three new cases and one new hospitalization in Henry County, three new cases in Patrick County, three new cases and one new hospitalization in Pittsylvania County, two new cases in Bedford County, two new cases in Carroll County, two new cases and one new hospitalization in Danville, two new cases in Martinsville, two new cases in Montgomery County, and single new cases in several other localities.

However, on Thursday morning, the department only reported one death in Franklin County, where VDH previously reported two virus-related deaths.

Health officials say they have received 4,442 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Thursday.

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