VDH: 963 new COVID-19 cases; seven new virus-related deaths as of Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia health officials reported 963 new COVID-19 cases and seven new virus-related deaths as of Saturday morning, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 660,553 confirmed and probable cases and 10,777 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 513,463 cases and 9,060 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, May 1. However, 147,090 cases and 1,717 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday count, more than 100,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,326 cases (-10), 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,904 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,583 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 270 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,265 cases, 216 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Bland County: 669 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,501 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 894 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,407 cases, 160 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,597 cases, 195 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 841 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 591 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 309 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,348 cases, 279 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Floyd County: 842 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,994 cases, 170 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Galax: 1,155 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,257 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,444 cases, 87 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,776 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,498 cases, 342 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 108 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,171 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,617 cases, 320 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,583 cases, 154 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,285 cases, 179 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths
  • Nelson County: 887 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,338 cases, 103 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,491 cases, 237 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,603 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,112 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,375 cases, 243 hospitalizations, and 190 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,133 cases, 169 hospitalizations, and 138 deaths (-1)
  • Rockbridge County: 1,510 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,130 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,600 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths

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

Since Friday, April 30, the VDH reported the following significant rises in cases of at least 10 or more: Lynchburg has 11 new cases, Montgomery County has 15 new cases and Roanoke City has 28 new cases.

VDH has confirmed that with the seven new virus-related deaths in the Commonwealth, one new virus-related death is from our region, since Friday – that death is from Roanoke County.

The department has received 28,486 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 43 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, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lexington, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Pulaski, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Roanoke County and one is from Wythe County.

VDH also reported the following revisions, as of Saturday’s update:

Total Cases
  • Alleghany County has 10-less cases
Total Deaths
  • Roanoke County has one-less virus-related death

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