842 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported in Virginia as of Wednesday, VDH says

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia health officials reported a total of 663,538 coronavirus cases and 10,844 virus-related deaths in Wednesday morning’s update, including 842 new confirmed and probable cases and 21 new confirmed and probable fatalities from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 515,827 cases and 9,124 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, May 5. However, 147,711 cases and 1,720 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 842 new COVID-19 cases, 52 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 21 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of May 5, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 100,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,323 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,910 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,585 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 270 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,291 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Bland County: 671 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,516 cases65 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 901 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,431 cases, 162 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,624 cases, 198 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 846 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 600 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 309 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,361 cases, 281 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
  • Floyd County: 850 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,009 cases, 171 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Galax: 1,159 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,261 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,451 cases90 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,790 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,521 cases, 343 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,179 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,650 cases, 327 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,585 cases155 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,320 cases180 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Nelson County: 888 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,343 cases (-1), 103 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,503 cases, 239 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,623 cases, 123 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,121 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,392 cases, 245 hospitalizations, and 190 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,173 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,521 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,141 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,625 cases, 151 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, May 4, the VDH reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in Campbell County, 12 in Lynchburg, 12 in Roanoke County, 11 in Montgomery County, 11 in Wythe County, 10 in Carroll County, 10 in Roanoke City, seven in Pittsylvania County, seven in Salem, six in Henry County, five in Alleghany County, four in Pulaski County, three in Bedford County, three in Martinsville, three in Rockbridge County, two in Appomattox County, two in Botetourt County, two in Buena Vista, two in Franklin County, two in Grayson County, two in Nelson County, two in Radford, one in Amherst County, one in Charlotte County, one in Danville, one in Halifax County, and one in Lexington.

In addition, of the 21 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says one is from Amherst County, one is from Danville, one is from Galax, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Patrick County.

Health officials say they have received 28,688 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 52 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, two are from Danville, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Galax, one is from Grayson County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke County.

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