Health officials report 638 new COVID-19 cases, 28 new deaths in Virginia as of Tuesday, Franklin County continues to see increase in cases


UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Officials with Franklin County have announced the Virginia Department of Health that the locality continues to experience an increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.

As of Tuesday, the VDH has approximately 104 confirmed cases in Franklin County, which is a measurable increase from previous weeks.

Officials with Franklin County are strongly encouraging visitors and residents to wear a face mask or face covering and continue to follow proper social distancing standards.

They are also encouraging everyone to wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay at home if you are sick, clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces, avoid large groups and practice social distancing.

UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: The Mount Rogers Health District has released their weekly report which highlights totals for each locality in their district.

According to the District, Galax tops the list with a total of 281 cases of coronavirus. Carroll County is right behind with a total of 235 cases.

Another highlight involves the total number of outbreaks where two of the outbreaks involves cases at Healthcare settings, four outbreaks involve long term care facilities and three outbreaks were at a congregate setting.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 66,740 COVID-19 cases and 1,881 virus-related deaths as of Tuesday, including 638 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 28 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 63,950 cases and 1,775 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, July 7. However, 2,790 cases and 106 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 3,000 COVID-19 cases are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 38 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Amherst County: 38 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 44 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 140 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Bland County: 2 cases
  • Botetourt County: 145 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 16 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Campbell County: 53 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Carroll County: 235 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 33 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 5 cases
  • Craig County: 9 cases
  • Danville: 99 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Floyd County: 21 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Franklin County: 104 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 281 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Giles County: 18 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Grayson County: 91 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Halifax County: 68 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Henry County: 301 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Highland County: 3 cases
  • Lexington: 13 cases
  • Lynchburg: 169 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Martinsville: 98 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Montgomery County: 167 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Nelson County: 21 cases
  • Patrick County: 48 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pittsylvania County: 139 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 48 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Radford: 14 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Roanoke City: 502 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 292 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 33 cases
  • Salem: 83 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 57 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death

Since Monday, July 6, VDH reported 11 new cases in Martinsville, 10 in Roanoke City, eight in Henry County, six in Botetourt County, five in Galax, five in Lynchburg, five in Roanoke County, four in Montgomery County, three in Halifax County, three in Salem, two in Alleghany County, two in Campbell County, two in Carroll County, two in Pittsylvania County, and single new cases in several other localities.

In addition, Tuesday’s update included one new coronavirus death from Bedford County, one from Galax, and one from Henry County.

The department says health officials have received 6,512 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Tuesday.

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