2,034 new coronavirus cases, 101 new hospitalizations reported as of Friday, VDH says

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Friday morning, Virginia health officials reported 2,034 new COVID-19 cases and eight new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 559,930 confirmed and probable cases and 7,098 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 442,757 cases and 6,107 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Feb. 19. However, 117,173 cases and 991 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,034 new COVID-19 cases, 101 new virus-related hospitalizations, and eight new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Feb. 19, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday update, more than 82,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,154 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,632 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,377 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Bath County: 241 cases (-3), 5 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,675 cases, 140 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Bland County: 617 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,082 cases50 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 817 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,921 cases75 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,062 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 724 cases37 hospitalizationsand 10 deaths (-1)
  • Covington: 632 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Craig County: 234 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 4,168 cases, 224 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Floyd County: 720 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,646 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Galax: 982 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,032 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,101 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,319 cases58 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,099 cases, 272 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Highland County: 87 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,046 cases20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,826 cases194 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,479 cases125 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,191 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Nelson County: 745 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,170 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,637 cases157 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,263 cases, 96 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Radford: 1,862 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,336 cases (-201), 186 hospitalizations (-7), and 129 deaths (-6)
  • Roanoke County: 7,163 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 94 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,247 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Salem: 1,848 cases53 hospitalizations (-1), and 33 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,992 cases, 110 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Feb. 18, the VDH reported 213 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, which is the locality’s largest single-day case spike; 65 in Montgomery County; 23 in Botetourt County; 19 in Pittsylvania County; 18 in Campbell County; 13 in Danville; 11 in Wythe County; 10 in Halifax County; eight in Salem; seven in Lynchburg; seven in Patrick County; five in Appomattox County; five in Franklin County; five in Martinsville; four in Charlotte County; four in Henry County; three in Alleghany County; three in Amherst County; three in Craig County; three in Giles County; three in Pulaski County; three in Radford; two in Covington; two in Galax; two in Nelson County; one in Bland County; one in Floyd County; and one in Grayson County.

In addition, of the eight new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says five are from Roanoke County, marking the county’s highest single-day increase in deaths.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less death in Charlotte County; one less hospitalization in Salem; and six less deaths, seven less hospitalizations, and 201 less cases in Roanoke City.

Health officials say they have received 23,369 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 101 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, eight are from Roanoke County, marking the locality’s highest single-day increase in hospitalizations; three are from Campbell County; three are from Halifax County; three are from Lynchburg; two are from Pittsylvania County; one is from Bedford County; one is from Botetourt County; one is from Charlotte County; one is from Danville; and one is from Martinsville.

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