VDH: 1,067 new COVID-19 cases reported, total deaths reach 955

Coronavirus

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.: The West Piedmont District has released new information regarding new cases of coronavirus in Franklin County.

The first involves a woman in her 20s with known exposure.

She is being isolated at home with close contacts having been identified.

Also, a male in his teens has tested positive.

He has known exposure, is being isolated at home and his close contacts have been notified.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,067 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total to 27,813 confirmed and probable cases and 955 confirmed and probable deaths.

Health officials confirmed 26,469 cases and 927 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, May 14. However, 1,344 cases and 28 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

(Courtesy: Virginia Department of Health)

As of Thursday morning, health officials say they have received a total of 185,551 test results and 3,592 records of confirmed and probable hospitalizations related to COVID-19 across Virginia.

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 820 coronavirus cases are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 6 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Amherst County: 21 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 22 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 40 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Botetourt County: 30 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 8 cases
  • Campbell County: 13 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Carroll County: 40 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Charlotte County: 11 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 2 case
  • Craig County: 4 cases
  • Danville: 43 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Floyd County: 4 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Franklin County: 30 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 65 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Giles County: 5 cases
  • Grayson County: 18 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Halifax County: 27 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Henry County: 28 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Highland County: 2 cases
  • Lexington: 5 cases
  • Lynchburg: 73 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Martinsville: 3 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Montgomery County: 66 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Patrick County: 6 cases
  • Pittsylvania County: 17 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 10 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Radford: 3 cases
  • Roanoke City: 120 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke County: 83 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Rockbridge County: 11 cases
  • Salem: 32 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Wythe County: 15 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death

Governor Ralph Northam announced most of Virginia will enter ‘Phase One’ of reopening on Friday, May 15. Certain business can reopen with limitations. For a better idea of what ‘Phase One” would look like, click here.

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