VDH: 1,608 new COVID-19 cases; 15 new hospitalizations in Virginia as of Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Saturday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,608 new coronavirus cases and 15 new virus-related deaths, increasing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 644,828 confirmed and probable cases and 10,564 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 502,101 cases and 8,865 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, April 17. However, 142,727 cases and 1,699 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday update, more than 97,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,299 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,864 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,562 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 262 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,213 cases, 208 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Bland County: 657 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,468 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 875 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,232 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,500 cases, 179 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 824 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 577 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Craig County: 296 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,251 cases, 272 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Floyd County: 823 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,941 cases, 156 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Galax: 1,122 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,211 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,378 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,741 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,452 cases, 330 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 108 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,159 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,447 cases, 305 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,566 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,101 cases, 161 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Nelson County: 880 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,309 cases, 102 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,415 cases, 230 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,528 cases, 117 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,071 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,232 cases, 233 hospitalizations, and 187 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,002 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,475 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,050 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,494 cases, 136 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths

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

Since Friday, April 16, VDH reported the following cases of at least 10 or more in our area: Campbell County has 13 new cases, Grayson County has 59 new cases, Montgomery County has 29 new cases, Roanoke City has 10 new cases, Roanoke County has 17 new cases and Salem has 12 new cases.

In addition, of the 15 new virus-related deaths reported on Saturday, health officials say one is from Botetourt County and one is from Franklin County.

The department has received 27,625 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 54 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, two are from Henry County, four are from Lynchburg, two are from Pittsylvania County and two are from Roanoke City.

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