15,840 new COVID cases, 306 new hospitalizations reported by VDH on Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 1,202,727 COVID-19 cases and 15,642 virus-related deaths, which includes 15,840 new confirmed and probable cases and 11 new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 863,214 cases and 13,062 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Jan. 6. However, 339,513 cases and 2,580 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Following Thursday’s update, VDH data shows that nine of the 10 biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic are just from the last two weeks:

  1. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  2. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  3. 15,840 new cases on Jan. 6, 2022
  4. 15,449 new cases on Jan. 4, 2022
  5. 14,712 new cases on Jan. 1, 2022
  6. 13,500 new cases on Dec. 30, 2021
  7. 12,112 new cases on Dec. 29, 2021
  8. 10,728 new cases on Jan. 5, 2022
  9. 9,914 new cases on Jan. 17, 2021
  10. 8,756 new cases on Dec. 24, 2021

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 30.2 percent to 31.4 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 15,840 new COVID-19 cases, 306 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 11 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Jan. 5, 2022 and Jan. 6, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 174,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,575 cases (+13), 88 hospitalizations (+1), and 88 deaths
  • Amherst County: 5,100 cases (+41), 249 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,827 cases (+34), 134 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 599 cases (+4), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 11,921 cases (+121), 467 hospitalizations, and 176 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,212 cases (+6), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 5,058 cases (+63), 108 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,551 cases (+8), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 8,650 cases (+79), 402 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,874 cases (+33), 342 hospitalizations, and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,633 cases (+16), 91 hospitalizations (+1), and 31 deaths
  • Covington: 824 cases (+1), 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 788 cases (+11), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 7,504 cases (+124), 402 hospitalizations (+2)and 212 deaths (+1)
  • Floyd County: 1,859 cases (+9)59 hospitalizations (+1), and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,675 cases (+58), 308 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Galax: 1,817 cases (+12), 143 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,681 cases (+17), 101 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,660 cases (+5), 167 hospitalizations (+2), and 63 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,770 cases (+53), 216 hospitalizations (+5), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 8,030 cases (+75), 488 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 254 cases (+10), 4 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,794 cases (+10), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 14,023 cases (+170), 542 hospitalizations (+1), and 216 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,471 cases (+17), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 13,554 cases (+98), 290 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,867 cases (+16), 65 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,651 cases (+20), 139 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 9,527 cases (+86), 416 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths (+1)
  • Pulaski County: 5,006 cases (+48), 247 hospitalizations, and 106 deaths
  • Radford: 3,435 cases (+36), 57 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 15,014 cases (+171), 336 hospitalizations, and 273 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 15,032 cases (+224), 282 hospitalizations, and 196 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,483 cases (+4), 89 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Salem: 4,603 cases (+61), 111 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,308 cases (+39), 287 hospitalizations (+1), and 119 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 43,755 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 306 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

This marks the Commonwealth’s fourth-largest single-day increase in hospitalizations.

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