Health officials report nearly 4,800 new COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths around Virginia as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 4,795 new COVID-19 cases and 30 new virus-related deaths as of Friday, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 422,634 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 5,656 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 346,917 cases and 4,982 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Jan. 15. However, 75,717 cases and 674 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,795 new COVID-19 cases, 146 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 30 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 15, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 66,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 947 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Amherst County: 1,887 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,006 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 217 cases (-2) and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,184 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Bland County: 559 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,610 cases43 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 625 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Campbell County: 2,844 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,793 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 471 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 507 cases13 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 168 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Danville: 3,013 cases, 186 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 602 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 2,854 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Galax: 916 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Giles County: 812 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 925 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,557 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,235 cases, 239 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Highland County: 62 cases
  • Lexington: 713 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,163 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,185 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,774 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Nelson County: 466 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 915 cases75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,428 cases, 137 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,893 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Radford: 1,691 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 5,933 cases, 158 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,502 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 846 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Salem: 1,473 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,570 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Jan. 14, VDH reported 87 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County; 82 in Bedford County; 71 in Roanoke City; 69 in Campbell County; 65 in Halifax County, which is the highest number of new cases reported in the locality; 55 in Montgomery County; 52 in Lynchburg; 50 in Pittsylvania County; 39 in Pulaski County; 38 in Danville; 32 in Franklin County; 29 in Amherst County; 26 in Salem; 24 in Henry County; 21 in Alleghany County; 18 in Giles County; 18 in Radford; 17 in Appomattox County; 17 in Charlotte County; 15 in Botetourt County; 11 in Martinsville; 10 in Grayson County; nine in Covington; eight in Carroll County; seven in Buena Vista; seven in Floyd County; seven in Lexington; seven in Rockbridge County; six in Galax; three in Nelson County; three in Patrick County; two in Bland County; two in Wythe County; and one in Craig Count.

In addition, of the 30 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say one is from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Charlotte County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, VDH reported two less cases in Bath County.

The department says it has received 19,741 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 146 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, four are from Danville, three are from Roanoke City, two are from Amherst County, two are from Halifax County, two are from Henry County, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Pulaski County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Covington, one is from Galax, one is from Patrick County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

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