4,212 new coronavirus cases, 35 new deaths reported in Virginia health officials’ Friday update

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 827,197 coronavirus cases and 12,242 virus-related deaths, which includes 4,212 new confirmed and probable cases and 35 new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 622,017 cases and 10,342 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Sept. 17. However, 205,180 cases and 1,900 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,212 new COVID-19 cases, 77 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 35 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 16, 2021 and Sept. 17, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 118,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,788 cases77 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,937 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,109 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Bath County: 373 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Bedford County: 8,648 cases, 325 hospitalizations, and 117 deaths
  • Bland County: 934 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,215 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,081 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,315 cases, 285 hospitalizations, and 118 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,322 cases, 250 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,106 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 676 cases (-3), 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 443 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,588 cases, 340 hospitalizations, and 163 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,183 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,204 cases, 227 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Galax: 1,375 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,833 cases70 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,823 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,369 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,671 cases, 408 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
  • Highland County: 151 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,420 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 10,619 cases, 404 hospitalizations (-1), and 162 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,838 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,837 cases, 231 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,158 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,781 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,031 cases, 319 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,483 cases, 159 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Radford: 2,688 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 10,560 cases, 297 hospitalizations, and 210 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 10,180 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,852 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Salem: 2,822 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,754 cases, 196 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Sept. 16, the VDH reported 299 new COVID-19 cases, which breaks the record for the city’s largest single-day case spike since the start of the pandemic. The VDH also reported 78 new cases in Roanoke City, 44 in Franklin County, 43 in Pittsylvania County, 38 in Bedford County, 35 in Montgomery County, 30 in Campbell County, 27 in Amherst County, 27 in Giles County, 27 in Roanoke County, 24 in Henry County, 22 in Carroll County, 21 in Danville, 20 in Wythe County, 17 in Alleghany County, 16 in Botetourt County, 14 in Pulaski County, 13 in Floyd County, 12 in Appomattox County, 12 in Lexington, 12 in Salem, 11 in Charlotte County, 11 in Halifax County, 10 in Rockbridge County, nine in Grayson County, nine in Nelson County, eight in Patrick County, seven in Galax, seven in Radford, five in Bland County, four in Bath County, three in Buena Vista, one in Craig County, one in Highland County, and one in Martinsville.

In addition, of the 35 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says eight are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Danville, two are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Nelson County, and one is from Roanoke City.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported three less coronavirus cases in Covington and one less hospitalization in Lynchburg.

Health officials say they have received 35,414 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 77 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, five are from Montgomery County, four are from Giles County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Danville, one is from Halifax County, and one is from Pittsylvania County.

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