VDH Friday update: 1,183 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths reported around Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Friday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported a total of 164,124 COVID-19 cases and 3,408 virus-related deaths, including 1,183 new confirmed and probable cases and 20 new confirmed and probable fatalities from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 154,126 cases and 3,161 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Oct. 16. However, 9,998 cases and 247 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,183 new COVID-19 cases and 20 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Oct. 16. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 20,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 84 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 517 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 262 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Bath County: 21 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 1,035 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 347 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 119 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 616 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Carroll County: 547 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 193 cases and 9 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 33 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 41 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Danville: 1,094 cases, 103 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Floyd County: 230 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Franklin County: 608 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Galax: 427 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 110 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 348 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Halifax County: 441 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Henry County: 1,230 cases, 133 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Highland County: 9 cases
  • Lexington: 199 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,783 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Martinsville: 445 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 2,450 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Nelson County: 125 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Patrick County: 295 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 1,183 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 263 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Radford: 807 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke City: 2,296 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 1,224 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 143 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 424 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Wythe County: 303 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths

Since Thursday, Oct. 15, VDH reported 47 new cases in Montgomery County, 41 in Roanoke County, 24 in Lynchburg, 21 in Bedford County, 20 in Roanoke City, 17 in Radford, 15 in Salem, 14 in Campbell County, 12 in Carroll County, 11 in Franklin County, 10 in Amherst County, 10 in Henry County, 10 in Lexington, eight in Wythe County, five in Appomattox County, five in Botetourt County, four in Buena Vista, four in Danville, three in Pulaski County, three in Rockbridge County, two in Grayson County, and single new cases in several other localities.

In addition, of the 20 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, VDH reported two less cases in Pittsylvania County and one less case in Patrick County.

The department has reportedly received 11,780 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 76 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of those newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Amherst County, two are from Franklin County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke County.

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