2,764 new COVID-19 cases, highest case spike since mid-February; 100 new hospitalizations reported by VDH Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Thursday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported a total of 731,287 coronavirus cases and 11,638 virus-related deaths, including 2,764 new confirmed and probable cases — the largest single-day case spike since Feb. 13 — and six new confirmed and probable deaths from across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 561,181 cases and 9,830 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Aug. 19. However, 170,106 cases and 1,808 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,764 new COVID-19 cases, 100 new virus-related hospitalizations, and six new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 19, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 107,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,451 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,227 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,753 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 282 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,236 cases286 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Bland County: 737 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,859 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 954 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,403 cases, 242 hospitalizations, and 109 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,913 cases, 234 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 935 cases63 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 630 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 371 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,810 cases, 327 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Floyd County: 985 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,466 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,220 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,425 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,588 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,059 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,959 cases, 393 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 123 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,245 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 8,012 cases, 355 hospitalizations, and 152 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,700 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,743 cases, 197 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 951 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,518 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,089 cases293 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,986 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Radford: 2,368 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,346 cases, 285 hospitalizations, and 203 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,185 cases, 208 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,637 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,429 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,126 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Aug. 18, the VDH reported 35 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 34 in Roanoke County, 31 in Wythe County, 30 in Montgomery County, 27 in Bedford County, 26 in Danville, 23 in Pittsylvania County, 21 in Lynchburg, 20 in Amherst County, 19 in Campbell County, 18 in Franklin County, 14 in Appomattox County, 14 in Henry County, 14 in Pulaski County, 12 in Patrick County, 11 in Martinsville, 10 in Botetourt County, 10 in Salem, nine in Carroll County, eight in Nelson County, seven in Radford, five in Floyd County, five in Giles County, five in Grayson County, four in Charlotte County, four in Craig County, three in Alleghany County, three in Bland County, three in Galax, three in Halifax County, three in Lexington, three in Rockbridge County, two in Buena Vista, two in Highland County, and one in Bath County.

In addition, of the six new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says one is from Danville.

Health officials say they have received 32,593 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 100 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, one is from Amherst County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Salem.

Meanwhile, the VDH says the only localities in Virginia that do not have a high or substantial level of community transmission as of Monday, Aug. 16 are Bath County (low), Fairfax City (low), Covington (moderate), Falls Church (moderate), Manassas Park (moderate), and Richmond County (moderate).

(Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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