VDH: COVID-19 cases peak at 5,798 as total hospitalizations cross 19K

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 5,798 new coronavirus cases and 69 new virus-related deaths as of Saturday morning, bringing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 393,715 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 5,381 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 325,517 cases and 4,748 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, Jan. 9. However, 68,198 cases and 633 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday count, more than 57,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 882 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Amherst County: 1,734 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 899 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 204 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 3,697 cases, 103 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Bland County: 532 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,483 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 573 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Campbell County: 2,477 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,699 cases, 114 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 425 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Covington: 449 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 154 cases (-1), 7 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Danville: 2,752 cases, 176 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 569 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Franklin County: 2,648 cases, 85 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Galax: 874 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Giles County: 744 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Grayson County: 864 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,379 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,031 cases, 226 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Highland County: 59 cases
  • Lexington: 678 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 4,788 cases, 123 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,127 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,572 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Nelson County: 429 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 874 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,103 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,763 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Radford: 1,611 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 5,618 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,138 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 778 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Salem: 1,280 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,473 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths

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

Since Friday, Jan. 9, VDH reported rises of at least 10 or more cases in the following areas: 11 new cases in Alleghany County, 47 new cases in Amherst County, 40 new cases in Appomattox County, 116 new cases in Bedford County, 22 new cases in Botetourt County, 81 new cases in Campbell County, 21 new cases in Carroll County, 38 new cases in Danville, 10 new cases in Floyd County, 54 new cases in Franklin County, 16 new cases in Giles County, 39 new cases in Halifax County, 40 new cases in Henry County, 14 new cases in Lexington, 90 new cases in Lynchburg, 23 new cases in Martinsville, 57 new cases in Montgomery County, 22 new cases in Nelson County, 78 new cases in Pittsylvania County, 21 new cases in Pulaski County, 14 new cases in Radford, 24 new cases in Roanoke City, 54 new cases in Roanoke County and 14 new cases in both Rockbridge County and in Salem.

The Virginia Department of Health reduced the case count in Craig County from 155 on Friday to 154 on Saturday.

In addition, of the 69 new virus-related deaths reported on Saturday, the department says two are from Alleghany County, two are from Campbell County, two are from Charlotte County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Henry County, two are from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, two are from Roanoke City and one is from Wytheville.

Health officials say they have received 19,025 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 107 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bath County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, four are from Lynchburg, two are from Martinsville, three are from Montgomery County, one is from Pulaski County and one is from Rockbridge County.

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