VDH: 1,617 new COVID-19 cases, 52 new deaths reported in Tuesday tally

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,617 new coronavirus cases and 52 new virus-related deaths in Tuesday’s update, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 909,499 confirmed and probable cases and 13,538 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 676,927 cases and 11,385 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Oct. 19. However, 232,572 cases and 2,153 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 7.0 percent to 6.8 percent over the past 24 hours.

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,068 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,270 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,349 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 457 case, 18 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,755 cases, 376 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,048 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,754 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,270 cases (-2), 30 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,019 cases, 328 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,842 cases274 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,255 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Covington: 746 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 532 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,160 cases, 351 hospitalizations, and 182 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,385 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,894 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Galax: 1,495 cases, 115 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,213 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,036 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,816 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,312 cases, 430 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Highland County: 171 cases, 2 hospitalizations (-1), and 2 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,552 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,658 cases, 458 hospitalizations, and 184 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,014 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,640 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,326 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,984 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,988 cases, 343 hospitalizations, and 108 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,031 cases, 185 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Radford: 2,874 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,891 cases, 312 hospitalizations, and 232 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,640 cases, 256 hospitalizations, and 164 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,067 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Salem: 3,383 cases92 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,384 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths

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

Since Monday, Oct. 18, the VDH reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in Pittsylvania County, 22 in Henry County, 21 in Montgomery County, 17 in Roanoke County, 16 in Campbell County, 14 in Lynchburg, 13 in Bedford County, 12 in Franklin County, 12 in Pulaski County, 11 in Halifax County, 10 in Carroll County, 10 in Danville, nine in Botetourt County, nine in Roanoke City, nine in Salem, eight in Martinsville, seven in Radford, seven in Wythe County, six in Alleghany County, six in Charlotte County, four in Appomattox County, four in Galax, four in Patrick County, four in Rockbridge County, three in Amherst County, three in Covington, three in Grayson County, three in Nelson County, two in Craig County, two in Floyd County, two in Giles County, one in Bath County, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 52 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, health officials say three are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Galax, one is from Henry County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke City.

The department has received 38,041 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 76 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, five are from Roanoke County, three are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Henry County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, the VDH reported two less coronavirus cases in Buena Vista and one less virus-related hospitalization in Highland County.

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