VDH reports 9,630 coronavirus cases, 324 deaths as of Tuesday

(Photo: Courtesy MGN)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN)

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: After receiving notice that the Virginia Department of Health mistakenly reported Patrick County’s first COVID-19 case, Nancy Bell, the Population Health Manager of the West Piedmont Health District, now can confirm its first case of COVID-19.

The infected man is reported to be in his 40’s, has domestic travel history and is currently being isolated at home. The man’s close contacts have been identified and are being quarantined.

UPDATE 10:32 a.m.: According to Nancy Bell, the Population Health Manager of the West Piedmont Health District, Patrick County has yet to have a confirmed COVID-19 case and was only reported by the VDH due to a data entry mistake.

The health district’s epidemiologist has contacted VDH about this data entry mistake, which Bell says should be corrected in the next few days.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 640 new COVID-19 cases and 24 new virus-related deaths on Tuesday morning, reaching a total of 9,630 confirmed or probable cases and 324 confirmed or probable deaths across the Commonwealth.

According to VDH, 9,451 cases, 1,578 hospitalizations, and 321 deaths are confirmed for COVID-19, but the remaining 179 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and three deaths are “probable.”

VDH’s tally from Tuesday, April 21 says more than 340 of these coronavirus patients are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

Health officials reported 640 new COVID-19 cases and 24 new virus-related deaths in Virginia on Tuesday, April 21. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)
  • Alleghany County: 5 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Amherst County: 10 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Appomattox County: 7 cases
  • Bedford County: 19 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Botetourt County: 25 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 5 cases
  • Campbell County: 10 cases
  • Carroll County: 3 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Charlotte County: 8 cases
  • Covington: 1 case
  • Craig County: 2 cases
  • Danville: 29 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Floyd County: 1 case
  • Franklin County: 16 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Galax: 1 case and 1 hospitalization
  • Giles County: 4 cases
  • Halifax County: 12 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Henry County: 10 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 3 cases
  • Lynchburg: 43 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Montgomery County: 48 cases and 6 hospitalizations
  • Nelson County: 6 cases
  • Pittsylvania County: 7 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 8 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Radford: 1 case
  • Roanoke City: 25 cases and 5 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke County: 25 cases
  • Rockbridge County: 5 cases
  • Salem: 6 cases
  • Wythe County: 10 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death

VDH reported a total of 148 outbreaks in Virginia on Tuesday morning.

Health officials say VDH has received 58,354 COVID-19 test results and 1,581 records of hospitalization around the Commonwealth. Those test subjects and hospitalizations are spread among the following local health districts:

  • Alleghany Health District: 523 test results and 13 hospitalizations
  • Central Shenandoah Health District: 1,771 test results and 23 hospitalizations
  • Central Virginia Health District: 1,344 test results and 7 hospitalizations
  • Mount Rogers Health District: 975 test results and 15 hospitalizations
  • New River Health District: 1,262 test results and 8 hospitalizations
  • Piedmont Health District: 802 test results and 16 hospitalizations
  • Pittsylvania-Danville Health District: 573 test results and 17 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City Health District: 1,828 test results and 5 hospitalizations
  • Southside Health District: 590 test results and 20 hospitalizations
  • Thomas Jefferson Health District: 2,394 test results and 46 hospitalizations
  • West Piedmont Health District: 471 test results and 4 hospitalizations

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