Friday VDH update: 2,792 new COVID-19 cases, 77 new hospitalizations

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 734,079 coronavirus cases and 11,647 virus-related deaths as of Friday, including 2,792 new confirmed and probable cases and nine new confirmed and probable deaths from across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 562,816 cases and 9,836 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Aug. 20. However, 171,263 cases and 1,811 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,792 new COVID-19 cases, 77 new virus-related hospitalizations, and nine new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 20, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday tally, more than 112,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,455 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,235 cases, 148 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,761 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 283 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,261 cases, 286 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Bland County: 742 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,868 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 954 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,419 cases, 242 hospitalizations, and 109 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,922 cases, 234 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 937 cases64 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 633 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 374 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,854 cases, 328 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Floyd County: 991 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,488 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,222 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,434 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,594 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,067 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,974 cases, 393 hospitalizations, and 125 deaths
  • Highland County: 123 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,248 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 8,029 cases, 355 hospitalizations, and 152 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,703 cases, 173 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,769 cases, 197 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 958 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,522 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,127 cases, 293 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,998 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Radford: 2,379 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,398 cases, 285 hospitalizations, and 204 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,220 cases, 208 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,638 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,436 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,148 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Aug. 19, the VDH reported 52 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 44 in Danville, 38 in Pittsylvania, 35 in Roanoke County, 26 in Montgomery County, 25 in Bedford County 22 in Wythe County, 22 in Franklin County, 17 in Lynchburg, 16 in Campbell County, 15 in Henry County, 12 in Pulaski County, 11 in Radford, nine in Carroll County, nine in Botetourt County, nine in Giles County, eight in Amherst County, eight in Appomattox County, eight in Halifax County, seven in Nelson County, seven in Salem, six in Floyd County, six in Grayson County, four in Patrick County, four in Bland County, four in Alleghany County, three in Martinsville, three in Craig County, three in Lexington, three in Covington, two in Charlotte County, two in Galax, one in Rockbridge County, and one in Bath County.

In addition, of the nine new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says one is from Henry County and one is from Roanoke City.

Health officials say they have received 32,670 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, one is from Amherst County, one is from Bland County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Danville, and one is from Martinsville.

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