445 new coronavirus cases, 6 new deaths reported by VDH Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 445 new COVID-19 cases — the largest single-day increase in cases since May 25 — and six new virus-related deaths as of Friday, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 684,499 confirmed and probable cases and 11,477 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 532,034 cases and 9,687 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, July 16. However, 152,465 cases and 1,790 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 445 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new virus-related hospitalizations, and six new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of July 16, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday update, more than 104,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,393 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,007 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,632 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 274 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,720 cases253 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Bland County: 693 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,645 cases67 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 935 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,019 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,726 cases, 223 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 882 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 614 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 335 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,508 cases, 316 hospitalizations, and 142 deaths
  • Floyd County: 888 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,130 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Galax: 1,170 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,334 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,532 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,850 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,690 cases, 377 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 111 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,205 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,526 cases, 328 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,633 cases, 170 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,437 cases, 192 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths
  • Nelson County: 893 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,419 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,680 cases, 278 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,747 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Radford: 2,190 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,699 cases, 267 hospitalizations, and 199 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,531 cases, 194 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,580 cases (-1), 59 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,237 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,747 cases, 174 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Thursday, July 15, the VDH reported 12 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, eight in Roanoke City, six in Botetourt County, six in Lynchburg, four in Charlotte County, four in Craig County, three in Bedford County, three in Campbell County, three in Halifax County, three in Pittsylvania County, three in Salem, two in Amherst County, two in Danville, one in Carroll County, one in Franklin County, one in Henry County, one in Montgomery County, one in Patrick County, one in Pulaski County, one in Radford, and one in Wythe County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the department reported one less coronavirus case in Rockbridge County.

Health officials say they have received 30,936 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 19 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, two are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, and one is from Danville.

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