RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 14,803 new coronavirus cases and 18 new virus-related deaths in Thursday’s update, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 1,434,686 cases and 15,853 deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 1,025,033 cases and 13,233 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Jan. 20. However, 409,653 cases and 2,620 deaths are still reported as “probable,” which means they are believed to be related to the virus.

Here are Virginia’s 10 biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic, according to VDH’s latest COVID-19 data:

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,836 new cases on Jan. 12, 2022
  3. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  4. 18,942 new cases on Jan. 13, 2022
  5. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  6. 18,054 new cases on Jan. 16, 2022
  7. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  8. 17,219 new cases on Jan. 14, 2022
  9. 16,842 new cases on Jan. 15, 2022
  10. 16,681 new cases on Jan. 11, 2022

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has decreased from 29.3 percent to 28.9 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 14,803 new COVID-19 cases, 148 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 18 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Jan. 19, 2022 and Jan. 20, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 207,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,969 cases (+36), 89 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Amherst County: 5,798 cases (+63), 256 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 3,106 cases (+43)142 hospitalizations (+2), and 41 deaths (+2)
  • Bath County: 707 cases (+7), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 13,567 cases (+134)500 hospitalizations (+1), and 179 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,373 cases (+13), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 5,937 cases (+80)111 hospitalizations (+1), and 67 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,709 cases (+16), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 9,574 cases (+96), 421 hospitalizations (+1), and 165 deaths (+2)
  • Carroll County: 5,459 cases (+59), 353 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,952 cases (+27), 96 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Covington: 875 cases (+2), 34 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Craig County: 904 cases (+8), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 9,126 cases (+169), 409 hospitalizations, and 213 deaths
  • Floyd County: 2,105 cases (+21), 62 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 9,007 cases (+153), 313 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Galax: 2,090 cases (+14)144 hospitalizations (+1), and 71 deaths (+1)
  • Giles County: 3,039 cases (+31), 103 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,907 cases (+36), 169 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Halifax County: 5,772 cases (+93), 240 hospitalizations (+2), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 9,294 cases (+129), 494 hospitalizations (+1), and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 288 cases (+8), 5 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 2,151 cases (+42), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 16,395 cases (+233), 560 hospitalizations (+3), and 224 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,770 cases (+7), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 15,197 cases (+149), 290 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 2,239 cases (+24), 67 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,955 cases (+27), 140 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 10,890 cases (+109), 431 hospitalizations (+1), and 147 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 5,663 cases (+51), 260 hospitalizations, and 108 deaths
  • Radford: 3,542 cases (+42), 60 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 18,084 cases (+203)345 hospitalizations (+2)and 278 deaths (+2)
  • Roanoke County: 17,854 cases (+214), 289 hospitalizations, and 197 deaths (-2)
  • Rockbridge County: 2,750 cases (+27), 91 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Salem: 5,705 cases (+70), 114 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,946 cases (+93), 289 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths

**items in bold indicate increases or decreases in the total number of cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths since the previous weekday**

Health officials say they have received 46,775 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 148 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday, Jan. 19.