1,340 new coronavirus cases, 95 new hospitalizations reported in VDH’s Friday update


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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,340 new coronavirus cases and 13 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 652,321 confirmed and probable cases and 10,666 confirmed and probable fatalities

Virginia health officials confirmed 507,262 cases and 8,954 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, April 23. However, 145,059 cases and 1,712 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,340 new COVID-19 cases, 95 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 13 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of April 23, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday update, more than 98,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,303 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,879 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,568 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 263 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,200 cases210 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Bland County: 661 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,487 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 879 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,331 cases, 157 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,550 cases185 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 827 cases53 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 586 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 304 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,293 cases275 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Floyd County: 829 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,964 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Galax: 1,131 cases89 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,230 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,415 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,760 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,469 cases334 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,161 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,510 cases, 312 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,577 cases152 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,192 cases, 175 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Nelson County: 885 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,325 cases103 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,449 cases, 233 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,559 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,088 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,293 cases235 hospitalizations, and 187 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,075 cases160 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,409 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,105 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,551 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths

***items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous day’s totals**

Since Thursday, April 22, the VDH reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 15 in Wythe County, 14 in Bedford County, 12 in Pulaski County, 12 in Roanoke County, 10 in Lynchburg, 10 in Roanoke City, nine in Danville, eight in Grayson County, seven in Carroll County, six in Giles County, six in Patrick County, six in Radford, five in Galax, five in Henry County, five in Salem, four in Campbell County, three in Halifax County, three in Pittsylvania County, two in Charlotte County, two in Martinsville, two in Nelson County, one in Alleghany County, one in Appomattox County, one in Botetourt County, one in Craig County, one in Floyd County, one in Franklin County, one in Highland County, and on in Rockbridge County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the department did not report any new virus-related deaths from the localities listed above.

Health officials say they have received 28,012 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 95 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, four are from Henry County, four are from Montgomery County, three are from Charlotte County, three are from Martinsville, two are from Carroll County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Galax, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Patrick County, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

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