VDH: 2,836 new COVID-19 cases, 102 new hospitalizations reported in Friday update

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 888,159 coronavirus cases and 13,075 virus-related deaths on Friday morning, which includes 2,836 new confirmed and probable cases and 44 new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 662,979 cases and 11,025 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Oct. 8. However, 225,180 cases and 2,050 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.0 percent in the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 2,836 new COVID-19 cases, 102 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 44 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 7, 2021 and Oct. 8, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday update, more than 132,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,014 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,178 cases, 207 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,304 cases, 105 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Bath County: 429 case, 17 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,485 cases, 367 hospitalizations, and 139 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,037 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,586 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,207 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,852 cases314 hospitalizations, and 130 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,686 cases261 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,203 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Covington: 731 cases (-4), 33 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Craig County: 501 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,020 cases, 348 hospitalizations (-1), and 175 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,341 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,724 cases, 238 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Galax: 1,451 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,131 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,965 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,677 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,129 cases, 423 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Highland County: 165 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,525 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,435 cases, 449 hospitalizationsand 177 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,955 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,458 cases, 248 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,274 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,937 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,696 cases, 335 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,861 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Radford: 2,832 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,583 cases, 307 hospitalizationsand 224 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,242 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,008 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Salem: 3,224 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,255 cases, 213 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Oct. 7, the VDH reported 53 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 50 in Pittsylvania County, 49 in Lynchburg, 49 in Roanoke City, 28 in Carroll County, 27 in Henry County, 26 in Danville, 26 in Montgomery County, 26 in Roanoke County, 22 in Salem, 21 in Wythe County, 20 in Campbell County, 18 in Botetourt County, 18 in Franklin County, 17 in Halifax County, 17 in Pulaski County, 16 in Alleghany County, 12 in Giles County, 12 in Martinsville, 10 in Amherst County, eight in Floyd County, seven in Appomattox County, seven in Rockbridge County, six in Craig County, six in Grayson County, five in Patrick County, four in Buena Vista, three in Nelson County, two in Lexington, one in Bath County, one in Bland County, one in Charlotte County, and one in Radford.

In addition, of the 44 new virus-related deaths related on Friday, health officials say 24 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, seven are from Bedford County, three are from Lynchburg, three are from Roanoke City, two are from Montgomery County, two are from Patrick County, two are from Rockbridge County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Henry County, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported four less coronavirus cases in Covington and one less hospitalization in Danville.

The department has received 37,264 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 102 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, eight are from Lynchburg, six are from Roanoke County, five are from Campbell County, four are from Bedford County, three are from Halifax County, two are from Carroll County, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Pulaski County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Craig County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Radford, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Wythe County.

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