Health officials report 277 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths in Virginia Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Wednesday morning, Virginia health officials reported 277 new COVID-19 cases and two new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 678,226 confirmed and probable cases and 11,330 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 527,938 cases and 9,565 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, June 16. However, 150,288 cases and 1,765 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 277 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new virus-related hospitalizations, and two new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of June 16, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 103,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,370 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,979 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,621 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 274 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,643 cases, 243 hospitalizations, and 109 deaths
  • Bland County: 684 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,587 cases66 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 927 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,590 cases, 185 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,717 cases, 225 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 870 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 611 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 323 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,495 cases, 306 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Floyd County: 884 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,100 cases, 198 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Galax: 1,172 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,316 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,508 cases, 101 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,834 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,665 cases (-1), 372 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 110 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,209 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,850 cases, 344 hospitalizations, and 154 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,627 cases, 166 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,419 cases, 192 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Nelson County: 894 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,391 cases, 110 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,597 cases, 260 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,702 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Radford: 2,176 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,569 cases, 261 hospitalizations, and 198 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,379 cases, 185 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,560 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,212 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,716 cases, 160 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, June 15, the VDH reported nine new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, six in Campbell County, four in Botetourt County, four in Danville, four in Pittsylvania County, four in Radford, four in Roanoke County, three in Montgomery County, three in Rockbridge County, two in Bath County, two in Floyd County, two in Franklin County, two in Galax, two in Giles County, two in Martinsville, two in Pulaski County, two in Salem, one in Alleghany County, one in Amherst County, one in Bedford County, one in Carroll County, one in Lexington, and one in Roanoke City.

In addition, of the two new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says one is from Roanoke City.

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

Health officials say they have received 30,241 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 33 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Rockbridge County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Grayson County, and one is from Wythe County.

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