1,594 new coronavirus cases, 20 new deaths reported by VDH as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Friday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,594 new coronavirus cases and 20 new virus-related deaths, increasing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 643,220 confirmed and probable cases and 10,549 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 500,926 cases and 8,853 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, April 16. However, 142,294 cases and 1,696 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,594 new COVID-19 cases, 78 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 20 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of April 16, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday update, more than 97,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,298 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,860 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,562 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 262 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,209 cases, 208 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Bland County: 656 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,464 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 874 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,219 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,487 cases, 178 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 820 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 577 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Craig County: 294 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,246 cases, 271 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Floyd County: 817 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,940 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Galax: 1,117 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,202 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,319 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,735 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,447 cases, 328 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 108 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,158 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,438 cases, 301 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,566 cases (-1), 147 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,072 cases161 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Nelson County: 879 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,307 cases102 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,406 cases, 228 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,527 cases, 117 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,068 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,222 cases, 231 hospitalizations, and 187 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,985 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,473 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,038 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,490 cases, 136 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths

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

Since Thursday, April 15, the VDH reported 23 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 22 in Montgomery County, 20 in Carroll County, 18 in Lynchburg, 17 in Roanoke City, 17 in Wythe County, 13 in Campbell County, 10 in Pulaski County, nine in Franklin County, seven in Botetourt County, seven in Grayson County, six in Galax, six in Pittsylvania County, five in Halifax County, five in Radford, four in Danville, four in Rockbridge County, three in Bedford County, three in Charlotte County, three in Henry County, three in Patrick County, three in Salem, two in Bath County, two in Bland County, two in Craig County, one in Amherst County, one in Floyd County, and one in Giles County.

In addition, of the 20 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say one is from Roanoke City and one is from Salem.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Martinsville.

The department has received 27,571 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 78 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, two are from Franklin County, two are from Montgomery County, two are from Patrick County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Bland County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Pittsylvania County.

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