579 new coronavirus cases reported by VDH while total deaths climb by 27 as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – On Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 579 new COVID-19 cases and 27 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 668,726 confirmed and probable cases and 10,961 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 520,759 cases and 9,249 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, May 13. However, 147,967 cases and 1,712 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 579 new COVID-19 cases, 65 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 27 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of May 13, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 101,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,342 cases, 59 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,923 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,592 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Bath County: 271 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,379 cases, 226 hospitalizations, and 102 deaths
  • Bland County: 676 cases (-1), 27 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,527 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 907 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,478 cases, 168 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,657 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 865 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 597 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 311 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,402 cases, 284 hospitalizations, and 137 deaths
  • Floyd County: 856 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,039 cases, 180 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Galax: 1,165 cases, 96 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,280 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,465 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,810 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,579 cases355 hospitalizations, and 122 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,200 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,769 cases, 333 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,598 cases158 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,369 cases, 185 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths
  • Nelson County: 897 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,354 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,533 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,645 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,144 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,457 cases, 249 hospitalizations, and 192 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,239 cases, 177 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,531 cases49 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,160 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,647 cases154 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, May 12, the VDH reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 13 in Bedford County, nine in Pulaski County, nine in Roanoke City, five in Nelson County, five in Salem, four in Alleghany County, four in Danville, three in Amherst County, three in Henry County, three in Montgomery County, three in Rockbridge County, three in Wythe County, two in Charlotte County, two in Giles County, two in Halifax County, two in Martinsville, two in Radford, one in Bath County, one in Botetourt County, one in Buena Vista, one in Campbell County, one in Carroll County, one in Floyd County, one in Franklin County, one in Grayson County, one in Lexington, and one in Patrick County.

In addition, of the 27 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say one is from Bedford County and one is from Franklin County.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Bland County.

The department has received 29,103 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 65 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, five are from Henry County, two are from Martinsville, one is from Bedford County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Craig County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Rockbridge County, and one is from Wythe County.

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