VDH: 1,114 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, 14 new deaths

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Saturday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported a total of 165,238 COVID-19 cases and 3,422 virus-related deaths, including 1,114 new confirmed and probable cases and 14 new confirmed and probable fatalities from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 155,068 cases and 3,175 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, Oct. 17. However, 10,170 cases and 247 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 20,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 84 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 523 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 264 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Bath County: 22 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 1,048 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 349 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 119 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 628 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Carroll County: 551 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 197 cases and 9 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 33 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 42 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Danville: 1,113 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Floyd County: 232 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Franklin County: 637 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Galax: 430 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 111 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 355 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Halifax County: 446 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Henry County: 1,237 cases, 134 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Highland County: 9 cases
  • Lexington: 203 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,803 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Martinsville: 451 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 2,486 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Nelson County: 125 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Patrick County: 299 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 1,195 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 265 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Radford: 823 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke City: 2,332 cases, 87 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 1,244 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 144 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 426 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Wythe County: 305 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths

Since Friday, Oct. 16, significant increases in cases were reported in the following areas: Bedford County reported 13 new cases, Campbell County reported 12 new cases, Danville reported 19 new cases, Franklin County reported 29 new cases, Lynchburg reported 20 new cases, Montgomery County reported 36 new cases, Pittsylvania County reported 12 new cases, Radford reported 16 new cases, Roanoke City reported 36 new cases and Roanoke County reported 20 new cases.

In addition, of the 14 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say one is from Carroll County, one is from Grayson County and one is from Pittsylvania County.

The department has reportedly received 11,831 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 51 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of those newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Bedford County, one is from Danville, one is from Henry County, one is from Nelson County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Radford, one is from Roanoke and two are from Salem.

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