VDH: COVID-19 cases spike as newly-reported cases total 6,757 as of Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 6,757 new COVID-19 cases and 50 new virus-related deaths as of Saturday, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 429,391 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 5,706 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 351,970 cases and 5,016 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, Jan. 16. However, 77,421 cases and 690 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday count, more than 68,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 983 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Amherst County: 1,940 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,036 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 226 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,286 cases, 110 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Bland County: 564 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,644 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 630 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Campbell County: 2,939 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,818 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 482 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 523 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 178 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Danville: 3,045 cases, 190 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 611 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 2,902 cases, 92 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Galax: 920 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 824 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 935 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,673 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,285 cases, 241 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Highland County: 63 cases
  • Lexington: 721 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,247 cases, 132 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,211 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,797 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Nelson County: 486 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 923 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,489 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,906 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Radford: 1,699 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,020 cases, 160 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,615 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 854 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Salem: 1,509 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,587 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths

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

Since Friday, Jan. 15, VDH reported the following significant rises in case of 10 or more: Alleghany County has 36 new cases, Amherst County has 53 new cases, Appomattox has 30 new cases, Bedford County has 102 new cases, Botetourt County has 34 new cases, Campbell County has 95 new cases, Carroll County has 25 new cases, Charlotte County has 11 new cases, Covington has 16 new cases, Craig County has 10 new cases, Danville has 32 new cases, Franklin County has 48 new cases, Giles County has 12 new cases, Grayson County has 10 new cases, Halifax County has 116 new cases, Henry County has 50 new cases, Lynchburg has 84 new cases, Martinsville has 26 new cases, Montgomery County has 23 new cases, Nelson County has 20 new cases, Pittsylvania County has 61 new cases, Pulaski County has 13 new cases, Roanoke City has 77 new cases, Roanoke County has 113 new cases, Salem has 36 new cases and Wythe County has 17 new cases.

In addition, of the 50 new virus-related deaths reported on Saturday, health officials say one is from Campbell County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Henry County, and two are from Lexington.

The department says it has received 19,846 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 105 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Carroll County, four are from Danville, two are from Franklin County, one is from Galax, two are from Henry County, one is from Lexington, one is from Lynchburg, three are from Montgomery County, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Roanoke County, two are from Rockbridge County, and three are from Salem.

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