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VDH: Total 32,908 coronavirus cases, 1,074 deaths reported around Virginia; more than 1,000 total cases reported locally

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UPDATE 6:20 p.m.: The West Piedmont Health District has announced four new cases of COVID-19 in their district today.

In Henry County, there are three newly-confirmed cases of coronavirus. One is female and two are male. The ages for these individuals range from the teens into the 30s.

Also, a female in her 50s is the latest case in Patrick County.


RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 32,908 COVID-19 cases and 1,074 virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, including 763 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 33 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

Health officials confirmed 31,247 cases and 1,040 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, May 20. However, 1,661 cases and 34 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

VDH’s Wednesday update includes more than 1,000 cases from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 10 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Amherst County: 25 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 24 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 41 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Botetourt County: 31 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 11 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Campbell County: 13 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Carroll County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Charlotte County: 15 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 3 cases
  • Craig County: 4 cases
  • Danville: 45 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Floyd County: 4 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Franklin County: 30 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 82 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Giles County: 5 cases
  • Grayson County: 22 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Halifax County: 29 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Henry County: 50 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Highland County: 2 cases
  • Lexington: 6 cases
  • Lynchburg: 75 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Martinsville: 20 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Montgomery County: 66 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Nelson County: 13 cases
  • Patrick County: 10 cases
  • Pittsylvania County: 26 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 10 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Radford: 4 cases
  • Roanoke City: 135 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 88 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 13 cases
  • Salem: 33 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Wythe County: 16 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death

Since Tuesday, May 19, VDH reported 14 new COVID-19 cases and the first virus-related death in Carroll County, as well as four new cases in Henry County, four in Martinsville, and single cases in several other localities throughout the region.

In addition, the department says it has received 3,979 records of confirmed and probable hospitalizations related to the virus as of Wednesday.

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