Virginia health officials report 845 new COVID-19 cases, 45 new deaths as of Wednesday amid data backlog

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 136,359 COVID-19 cases and 2,884 virus-related deaths as of Wednesday, including 845 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 45 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 129,963 cases and 2,711 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Sept. 16. However, 6,396 cases and 173 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 845 new COVID-19 cases and 45 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Wednesday, Sept. 16. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

As for the high number of virus-related fatalities reported on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the department says there is an existing data backlog as health officials work to identify deaths related to COVID-19 using vital record and death certificate information.

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 13,000 cases have been reported from localities in southwest and central Virginia.

  • Alleghany County: 77 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 354 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 198 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Bath County: 4 cases
  • Bedford County: 666 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 280 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 78 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 388 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Carroll County: 465 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 97 cases and 5 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 30 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 26 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 783 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Floyd County: 189 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Franklin County: 284 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Galax: 406 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 73 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 292 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Halifax County: 304 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Henry County: 971 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Highland County: 6 cases
  • Lexington: 48 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,221 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Martinsville: 368 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 1,554 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Nelson County: 95 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Patrick County: 260 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 921 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 190 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Radford: 694 cases and 5 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 1,413 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 725 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 93 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Salem: 254 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Wythe County: 210 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

Since Tuesday, VDH reported 39 new cases in Montgomery County, 19 in Roanoke City, 16 in Danville, 14 in Lynchburg, 10 in Roanoke County, nine in Radford, eight in Henry County, seven in Halifax County, seen in Pittsylvania County, five in Floyd County, five in Patrick County, four in Franklin County, three in Amherst county, three in Bedford County, three in Campbell County, two in Alleghany County, two in Botetourt County, two in Carroll County, two in Giles County, two in Grayson County, two in Martinsville, two in Nelson County, two in Pulaski County, two in Salem, and single new cases in several other localities.

In addition, on Wednesday morning, the department reported five new coronavirus-related deaths from Patrick County, two from Danville, two from Grayson County, one from Bedford County, one from Campbell County, one from Floyd County, one from Lynchburg, and one from Martinsville.

Health officials say they have received a total of 10,389 confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday. Of the newly reported hospitalizations on Wednesday, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Patrick County.

Note: The number of cases and deaths in Bedford County and the number of hospitalizations in Appomattox County were incorrectly listed above on Wednesday. They have since been corrected.

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