16,681 new COVID cases, 177 new hospitalizations included in VDH’s Tuesday tally

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 16,681 new COVID-19 cases and 44 new virus-related deaths. This brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 1,295,420 confirmed and probable cases and 15,715 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 927,416 cases and 13,129 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Jan. 11. However, 368,004 cases and 2,586 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

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

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  3. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  4. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  5. 16,681 new cases on Jan. 11, 2022
  6. 16,065 new cases on Jan. 9, 2022
  7. 15,840 new cases on Jan. 6, 2022
  8. 15,463 new cases on Jan. 10, 2022
  9. 15,449 new cases on Jan. 4, 2022
  10. 14,712 new cases on Jan. 1, 2022

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 33.1 percent to 33.2 percent over the past 24 hours.

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

  • Alleghany County: 2,695 cases (+29), 88 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths (+1)
  • Amherst County: 5,358 cases (+28), 251 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,923 cases (+15), 137 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 643 cases (+7), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 12,485 cases (+97)478 hospitalizations (+3), and 177 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,258 cases (+2), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 5,351 cases (+48), 109 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths (+1)
  • Buena Vista: 1,608 cases (+11), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 8,960 cases (+48), 409 hospitalizations, and 160 deaths
  • Carroll County: 5,003 cases (+26), 348 hospitalizations (+2), and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,744 cases (+30), 93 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Covington: 840 cases (+2), 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 831 cases (+3), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 8,072 cases (+35), 403 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,937 cases (+9), 61 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 8,085 cases (+60)311 hospitalizations (+3), and 133 deaths (+1)
  • Galax: 1,917 cases (+16), 143 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths (+1)
  • Giles County: 2,774 cases (+12), 101 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,712 cases (+8), 168 hospitalizations (+1), and 64 deaths (+1)
  • Halifax County: 5,091 cases (+73), 220 hospitalizations, and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 8,430 cases (+70), 491 hospitalizations (+1), and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 270 cases (+5), 4 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,904 cases (+27), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 14,912 cases (+115), 547 hospitalizations, and 218 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,564 cases (+20), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 14,096 cases (+73), 290 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,997 cases (+39), 65 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,721 cases (+12), 140 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 10,023 cases (+148), 425 hospitalizations (+4), and 146 deaths (+2)
  • Pulaski County: 5,227 cases (+37), 247 hospitalizations, and 106 deaths
  • Radford: 3,607 cases (+22), 58 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 16,120 cases (+154)340 hospitalizations (+2), and 274 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 16,075 cases (+149)288 hospitalizations (+2), and 196 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,581 cases (+22), 90 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Salem: 5,017 cases (+86), 113 hospitalizations (+1), and 85 deaths (+1)
  • Wythe County: 5,474 cases (+29), 287 hospitalizations, and 120 deaths (+1)

**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 45,150 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 177 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday, Jan. 10.

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