VDH reports 737 new COVID-19 cases in Virginia, 109,019 total cases as of Wednesday, backlog in data causes Galax numbers to increase

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UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: A total of 32 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

It is being said, these cases were reported as a backlog, courtesy of an outside lab that does not directly report to the Virginia Department of Health, and are cases that occurred earlier this summer.

“Although sometimes there is a lag or backlog in cases appearing on the VDH website, all positive cases are notified, investigated, isolated, and contacts traced and quarantined at the time the results are ready. The delay in data reporting on the VDH website does not reflect a delay in providing public health care to our community.”

Breanne Forbes Hubbard, Population Health Manager for the Mount Rogers Health District

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 737 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 109,019 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 2,410 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 104,475 cases and 2,293 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Aug. 19. However, 4,544 cases and 117 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Courtesy: VDH

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 8,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 59 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 228 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Appomattox County: 113 cases and 7 hospitalizations
  • Bath County: 4 cases
  • Bedford County: 436 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bland County: 38 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Botetourt County: 220 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 67 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 264 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Carroll County: 354 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 59 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 15 cases
  • Craig County: 20 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 496 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Floyd County: 117 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Franklin County: 194 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 388 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Giles County: 34 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 166 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Halifax County: 170 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Henry County: 699 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Highland County: 6 cases
  • Lexington: 37 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lynchburg: 762 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Martinsville: 260 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 337 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Nelson County: 75 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Patrick County: 186 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 588 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 96 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Radford: 72 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 1,085 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 526 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 80 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Salem: 173 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 131 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

VDH previously reported 27 deaths in Galax. They are now reporting 26 deaths. Henry County is reporting four new deaths since Tuesday. Patrick County reports three new deaths.

The department has reportedly received 8,925 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Wednesday.

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