New COVID-19 cases surpass 4,000 for the first time since early February in VDH’s Thursday update; 86 new hospitalizations reported

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 4,255 new coronavirus cases — the largest single-day case spike since Feb. 6 — and 18 new virus-related deaths as of Thursday, causing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to rise to 774,097 confirmed and probable cases and 11,879 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 588,680 cases and 10,034 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Sept. 2. However, 185,417 cases and 1,845 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,255 new COVID-19 cases, 86 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 18 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 1, 2021 and Sept. 2, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 118,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,600 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,526 cases, 166 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,894 cases88 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Bath County: 309 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,742 cases, 302 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths
  • Bland County: 824 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,995 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,000 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,695 cases, 255 hospitalizations, and 115 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,106 cases, 243 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,021 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 648 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 411 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,139 cases, 333 hospitalizations, and 155 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,070 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,830 cases, 221 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Galax: 1,302 cases, 103 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,545 cases, 59 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,693 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,194 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,315 cases, 404 hospitalizations, and 130 deaths
  • Highland County: 126 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,325 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 8,592 cases, 379 hospitalizations, and 155 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,780 cases, 179 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,185 cases, 210 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,057 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,661 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,498 cases, 307 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,205 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Radford: 2,510 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,874 cases, 292 hospitalizations, and 207 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,635 cases, 215 hospitalizations, and 151 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,709 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Salem: 2,591 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,402 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Sept. 1, the VDH reported 136 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 113 in Bedford County, 76 in Montgomery County, 64 in Roanoke City, 63 in Campbell County, 59 in Roanoke County, 50 in Henry County, 48 in Amherst County, 42 in Franklin County, 31 in Galax, 29 in Salem, 26 in Pittsylvania County, 26 in Wythe County, 25 in Botetourt County, 23 in Giles County, 22 in Bland County, 22 in Danville, 19 in Carroll County, 18 in Appomattox County, 16 in Radford, 14 in Pulaski County, 13 in Alleghany County, 13 in Floyd County, 12 in Patrick County, 11 in Grayson County, nine in Martinsville, eight in Halifax County, seven in Charlotte County, seven in Craig County, seven in Lexington, six in Rockbridge County, four in Buena Vista, and three in Bath County.

Health officials say they have received 33,894 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 86 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Halifax County, and one is from Martinsville.

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