1,652 new COVID-19 cases, 71 new deaths reported in Virginia as of Friday, VDH says

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Friday morning, Virginia health officials reported 1,652 new COVID-19 cases and 71 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 583,060 confirmed and probable cases and 9,428 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 458,696 cases and 8,049 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, March 5. However, 124,364 cases and 1,379 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,652 new COVID-19 cases, 100 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 71 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of March 5, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 89,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,251 cases (-1)54 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,696 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,424 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Bath County: 245 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,833 cases, 156 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Bland County: 621 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,252 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 846 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,038 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,129 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 752 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Covington: 551 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Craig County: 243 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,341 cases, 237 hospitalizations, and 112 deaths
  • Floyd County: 745 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,733 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Galax: 998 cases (-2), 75 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,088 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,135 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,479 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,230 cases, 289 hospitalizations, and 115 deaths
  • Highland County: 97 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,123 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,931 cases (-1), 209 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,511 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 8,003 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Nelson County: 786 cases33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,213 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,795 cases, 168 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,330 cases, 105 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Radford: 1,899 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,603 cases, 193 hospitalizations, and 160 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,405 cases, 134 hospitalizations, and 122 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,307 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Salem: 1,870 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,051 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths

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

Since Thursday, March 4, the VDH reported 87 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 20 in Halifax County, 19 in Roanoke County, 17 in Bedford County, 17 in Roanoke City, 11 in Amherst County, 11 in Pittsylvania County, nine in Rockbridge County, eight in Campbell County, eight in Nelson County, seven in Henry County, six in Botetourt County, six in Salem, five in Floyd County, five in Wythe County, four in Franklin County, three in Buena Vista, three in Martinsville, three in Patrick County, two in Carroll County, two in Craig County, two in Grayson County, two in Pulaski County, one in Appomattox County, one in Bland County, on in Charlotte County, one in Danville, one in Giles County, and one in Lexington.

In addition, of the 71 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says 15 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, three are from Roanoke City, three are from Roanoke County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Rockbridge County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Franklin County, and one is from Martinsville.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less case in Alleghany County, one less case in Lynchburg, and two less cases in Galax.

Health officials say they have received 24,514 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 100 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these hospitalizations from Friday, five are from Pulaski County, marking the county’s largest single-day increase in hospitalizations; three are from Roanoke City; two are from Lynchburg; two are from Montgomery County; two are from Wythe County; one is from Alleghany County; one is from Bedford County; one is from Nelson County; one is from Pittsylvania County.

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