VDH reports more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases while total deaths climb to 2,322 as of Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Saturday’s update, Virginia health officials reported 1,307 new COVID-19 cases and five new virus-related deaths, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 99,189 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 2,322 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 95,326 cases and 2,211 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, Aug. 8. However, 3,863 cases and 111 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,307 new COVID-19 cases and five new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Saturday, Aug. 8. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Saturday report, more than 7,000 COVID-19 cases are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 61 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 165 cases and 6 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 84 cases and 7 hospitalizations
  • Bath County: 4 cases
  • Bedford County: 347 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bland County: 11 cases
  • Botetourt County: 212 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 50 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 206 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Carroll County: 327 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 53 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 13 cases
  • Craig County: 17 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 395 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Floyd County: 57 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Franklin County: 168 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 346 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Giles County: 23 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 152 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Halifax County: 153 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Henry County: 579 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Highland County: 6 cases
  • Lexington: 33 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lynchburg: 591 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Martinsville: 202 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 301 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Nelson County: 45 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Patrick County: 154 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 424 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 88 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Radford: 51 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 1,009 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 493 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 67 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Salem: 161 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 115 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

Since Friday, Aug. 7, VDH reported 398 new cases in Lynchburg; 20 new cases and four new hospitalizations in Patrick County; 16 new cases in Campbell County; 11 new cases in Amherst County; nine new cases and two new hospitalizations in Danville; nine new cases, two new hospitalizations, and one new death in Roanoke City; six new cases in Bedford County; six new cases, one new hospitalization, and one new death in Carroll County; six new cases and one new hospitalization in Floyd County; six new cases and two new hospitalizations in Henry County; six new cases in Martinsville; six new cases and the first hospitalization in Nelson County; six new cases in Pittsylvania County; four new cases in Grayson County; four new cases in Pulaski County; four new cases in Salem; three new cases Radford; three new cases in Wythe County; two new cases in Botetourt County; and single new cases in several other localities.

However, the department’s Saturday update included two less cases in Galax, two less cases in Roanoke County, and one less hospitalization in Montgomery County.

Health officials say they have received 8,332 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Saturday.

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