VDH: 18,942 new COVID cases, 223 new hospitalizations reported Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 18,942 new COVID-19 cases — the fourth-largest single-day case spike of the pandemic — and 35 new virus-related deaths as of Thursday. This brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 1,334,198 confirmed and probable cases and 15,785 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 954,176 cases and 13,181 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Jan. 13. However, 380,022 cases and 2,604 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Following Thursday’s update, VDH data shows that all 10 of the biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic are just from the last two weeks:

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,836 new cases on Jan. 12, 2022
  3. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  4. 18,942 new cases on Jan. 13, 2022
  5. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  6. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  7. 16,681 new cases on Jan. 11, 2022
  8. 16,065 new cases on Jan. 9, 2022
  9. 15,840 new cases on Jan. 6, 2022
  10. 15,463 new cases on Jan. 10, 2022

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has decreased from 32.8 percent to 32.4 percent over the past 24 hours.

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 174,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,755 cases (+27), 89 hospitalizations (+1), and 90 deaths
  • Amherst County: 5,495 cases (+69)252 hospitalizations (+1), and 64 deaths (+1)
  • Appomattox County: 2,956 cases (+23), 139 hospitalizations (+2), and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 663 cases (+6), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 12,748 cases (+135)484 hospitalizations (+6), and 179 deaths (+2)
  • Bland County: 1,287 cases (+23), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 5,508 cases (+67), 109 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,636 cases (+20), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 9,116 cases (+71), 416 hospitalizations (+7), and 163 deaths (+2)
  • Carroll County: 5,114 cases (+73), 351 hospitalizations (+1), and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,791 cases (+22), 95 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Covington: 852 cases (+12), 34 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths (+1)
  • Craig County: 852 cases (+14), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 8,344 cases (+139), 404 hospitalizations (+1), and 213 deaths (+1)
  • Floyd County: 1,985 cases (+27), 61 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 8,308 cases (+102), 311 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Galax: 1,953 cases (+25), 143 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,832 cases (+36), 101 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,747 cases (+23), 168 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Halifax County: 5,284 cases (+90), 223 hospitalizations (+4), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 8,599 cases (+91), 491 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 271 cases (+1), 4 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,972 cases (+32), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 15,285 cases (+198), 554 hospitalizations (+6)and 223 deaths (+5)
  • Martinsville: 2,656 cases (+42), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 14,462 cases (+181), 291 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 2,075 cases (+31), 66 hospitalizations (+1), and 25 deaths (+1)
  • Patrick County: 2,791 cases (+31), 140 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 10,282 cases (+160), 425 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths (+1)
  • Pulaski County: 5,339 cases (+55), 251 hospitalizations (+4), and 108 deaths (+2)
  • Radford: 3,710 cases (+49), 58 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 16,594 cases (+244)341 hospitalizations (+1), and 276 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 16,493 cases (+233), 289 hospitalizations, and 199 deaths (+2)
  • Rockbridge County: 2,631 cases (+36), 91 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths (+1)
  • Salem: 5,179 cases (+101), 114 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,581 cases (+74), 287 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths

**items in bold indicate increases or decreases in the total number of cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths since the previous weekday**

Health officials say they have received 45,598 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 223 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

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