VDH: 818 new COVID-19 cases reported while total deaths climb to 2,299 as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Thursday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported a total of 95,867 COVID-19 cases and 2,299 virus-related deaths, including 818 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 25 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 92,244 cases and 2,191 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Aug. 6. However, 3,623 cases and 108 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 818 new COVID-19 cases and 25 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Thursday, Aug. 6. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 6,300 COVID-19 cases are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 58 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 137 cases and 6 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 77 cases and 7 hospitalizations
  • Bath County: 4 cases
  • Bedford County: 327 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bland County: 9 cases
  • Botetourt County: 200 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 50 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 176 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Carroll County: 309 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 50 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 13 cases
  • Craig County: 17 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 362 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Floyd County: 43 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Franklin County: 163 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 342 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Giles County: 23 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 145 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Halifax County: 145 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Henry County: 543 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Highland County: 4 cases
  • Lexington: 33 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lynchburg: 514 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Martinsville: 184 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 296 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Nelson County: 36 cases
  • Patrick County: 126 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 392 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 82 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Radford: 36 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 973 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 471 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 66 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Salem: 153 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 108 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

Since Wednesday, Aug. 5, VDH has reported 41 new cases in Roanoke City, 13 new cases and three new hospitalizations in Henry County, 11 new cases and one new hospitalization in Lynchburg, 11 new cases and one new hospitalization in Roanoke County, nine new cases and two new hospitalizations in Pittsylvania County, nine new cases in Salem, eight new cases in Campbell County, eight new cases in Danville, seven new cases in Amherst County, seven new cases in Botetourt County, seven new cases and four new hospitalizations in Patrick County, sixe new cases and one new hospitalization in Bedford County, five new cases and four new hospitalizations in Martinsville, five new cases in Montgomery County, four new cases and one new hospitalization in Carroll County, three new cases in Pulaski County, two new cases in Appomattox County, two new cases in Floyd County, two new cases in Nelson County, two new cases and one new hospitalization in Radford, and single new cases and hospitalizations in several other localities.

In addition, the department reported the first virus-related death in Rockbridge County on Thursday, as well as one less death in Martinsville.

Health officials say they have received 8,183 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Thursday.

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