Sunday’s COVID-19 numbers: 1,736 new cases; 170 new virus-related deaths as of Sunday

Coronavirus
(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) —As of Sunday morning, Virginia health officials reported 1,736 new coronavirus cases and 170 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 576,050 confirmed and probable cases and 8,552 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 453,932 cases and 7,334 deaths are related to the virus as of Sunday, Feb. 28. However, 122,118 cases and 1,218 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Sunday count, more than 89,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,250 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,674 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,411 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Bath County: 245 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,787 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Bland County: 622 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,216 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 838 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,009 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,107 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 748 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Covington: 545 cases (-2), 22 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Craig County: 241 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Danville: 4,317 cases, 234 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Floyd County: 735 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,711 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Galax: 995 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,075 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,133 cases, 71 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,432 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,195 cases, 281 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Highland County: 91 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,108 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,897 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 117 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,507 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,685 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Nelson County: 767 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,198 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,761 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,309 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Radford: 1,888 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,533 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,317 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 106 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,279 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Salem: 1,857 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,022 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths

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

Since Saturday, Feb. 27, the VDH did not report many significant rises in cases in our region. Many localities only had slight rises; however, the following localities did report rises in cases of 10 or more since Saturday: Danville has 40 new cases, Halifax County has 10 new cases, Lynchburg has 14 new cases, Montgomery County has 53 new cases, Pittsylvania County has 17 new cases and Roanoke City has 20 new cases.

In addition, of the 170 new virus-related deaths reported on Sunday, health officials say the following are from our area: Amherst County, Appomattox County and Campbell County each have two new deaths each, Charlotte County and Covington each have one new death, Danville and Franklin County, Galax, Giles County and Grayson County have one new death each, Henry County has four new deaths, Lexington has two new deaths, Martinsville, Pittsylvania County and Pulaski County each have one new death, Radford has two new deaths, Roanoke City has five new deaths, Roanoke County and Rockbridge County have one new death and Wythe County has four new deaths as of Sunday.

The department has reportedly received 24,115 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Sunday, which is 24 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Saturday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Sunday, one is from Appomattox County, two are from Giles County, one is from Halifax County, and one is from Wythe County.

The Virginia Department of Health announced the following revisions as of Sunday:

Total Cases:
  • Covington has two less cases

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form

Senior Send Off