VDH Friday update: 1,538 new COVID-19 cases, 73 new hospitalizations reported in Virginia


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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 622,339 COVID-19 cases and 10,279 virus-related deaths in Friday morning’s update, including 1,538 new confirmed and probable cases and 11 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 486,047 cases and 8,626 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, April 2. However, 136,292 cases and 1,653 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,538 new COVID-19 cases, 73 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 11 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of April 2, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to the VDH’s Friday count, more than 94,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,273 cases , 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,795 cases108 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,479 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Bath County: 251 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,095 cases200 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Bland County: 647 cases (-1), 22 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,419 cases57 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 867 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,217 cases138 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,300 cases, 162 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths (-1)
  • Charlotte County: 799 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Covington: 571 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Craig County: 273 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,172 cases, 259 hospitalizations, and 122 deaths (-1)
  • Floyd County: 802 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,859 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Galax: 1,055 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,163 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,229 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,684 cases72 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,394 cases, 313 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 107 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,151 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,239 cases, 289 hospitalizations, and 142 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,554 cases, 140 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 8,820 cases, 158 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Nelson County: 869 cases39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,281 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,335 cases221 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,463 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Radford: 2,021 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,017 cases, 224 hospitalizations, and 180 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,803 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 125 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,448 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Salem: 1,990 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,365 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths

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

Since Thursday, April 1, the VDH reported 26 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 19 in Lynchburg, 17 in Carroll County, 15 in Roanoke County, 13 in Roanoke City, eight in Bedford County, eight in Franklin County, seven in Halifax County, seven in Radford, six in Pittsylvania County, six in Wythe County, five in Grayson County, four in Amherst County, four in Campbell County, four in Floyd County, four in Galax, four in Giles County, four in Henry County, four in Nelson County, four in Salem, three in Alleghany County, three in Danville, two in Botetourt County, one in Charlotte County, one in Covington, one in Martinsville, one in Patrick County, and one in Rockbridge County.

In addition, of the 11 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Bland County, one less death in Carroll County, and one less death in Danville.

The department has reportedly received 26,609 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 73 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, four are from Lynchburg, three are from Campbell County, two are from Martinsville, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Amherst County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Galax, one is from Halifax County, one is from Nelson County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

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