1,822 new coronavirus cases, 47 new deaths reported by VDH on Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 1,822 new coronavirus cases and 47 new virus-related deaths on Wednesday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 911,321 confirmed and probable cases and 13,585 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 678,066 cases and 11,429 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Oct. 20. However, 233,255 cases and 2,156 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has stayed at 6.8 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 1,822 new COVID-19 cases, 87 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 47 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 19, 2021 and Oct. 20, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,079 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,280 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,353 cases115 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 464 case, 18 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,781 cases, 379 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,049 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,769 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,276 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,036 cases334 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,859 cases277 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,256 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Covington: 748 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 535 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,161 cases, 352 hospitalizations, and 183 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,386 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,926 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Galax: 1,498 cases118 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,220 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,039 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,830 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,324 cases, 431 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Highland County: 174 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,554 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,685 cases, 461 hospitalizations, and 184 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,018 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,643 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,334 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,990 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,013 cases, 344 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,043 cases, 187 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Radford: 2,876 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,919 cases, 313 hospitalizations, and 232 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,666 cases, 258 hospitalizations, and 165 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,073 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Salem: 3,395 cases93 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,390 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Oct. 19, the VDH reported 32 new COVID-19 cases in Franklin County, 28 in Roanoke City, 27 in Lynchburg, 26 in Bedford County, 26 in Roanoke County, 25 in Pittsylvania County, 17 in Campbell County, 17 in Carroll County, 15 in Botetourt County, 14 in Halifax County, 12 in Henry County, 12 in Pulaski County, 12 in Salem, 11 in Alleghany County, 10 in Amherst County, eight in Nelson County, seven in Bath County, seven in Giles County, six in Buena Vista, six in Patrick County, six in Rockbridge County, six in Wythe County, four in Appomattox County, four in Martinsville, three in Craig County, three in Galax, three in Grayson County, three in Highland County, three in Montgomery County, two in Covington, two in Lexington, two in Radford, one in Bland County, one in Charlotte County, one in Danville, and one in Floyd County.

In addition, of the 47 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, health officials say two are from Alleghany County, two are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Highland County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

The department has received 38,128 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 87 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, six are from Campbell County, three are from Bedford County, three are from Carroll County, three are from Galax, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Appomattox County, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Danville, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Salem.

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