VDH Friday update includes 1,178 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new hospitalizations

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 694,384 COVID-19 cases and 11,532 virus-related deaths as of Friday, which includes 1,178 new confirmed and probable cases — the largest single-day spike in cases since April 30 — and seven new confirmed and probable deaths from across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 537,983 cases and 9,735 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, July 30. However, 156,401 cases and 1,797 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,178 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new virus-related hospitalizations, and seven new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of July 30, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 104,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,405 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,061 cases, 132 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,653 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,873 cases, 262 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Bland County: 696 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,719 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 936 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,108 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,764 cases, 231 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 893 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 625 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 338 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,556 cases, 322 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Floyd County: 897 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,186 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,178 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,365 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,541 cases104 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,873 cases, 83 hospitalizations (-1), and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,737 cases, 381 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 112 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,207 cases (-1), 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,643 cases, 332 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,638 cases, 171 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,404 cases, 191 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 888 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,432 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,763 cases, 280 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,805 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Radford: 2,277 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,883 cases, 274 hospitalizations, and 200 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,699 cases, 199 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,590 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,280 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,801 cases, 177 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Thursday, July 29, the VDH reported 37 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 25 in Lynchburg, 20 in Roanoke County, 18 in Amherst County, 18 in Roanoke City, 15 in Campbell County, 10 in Franklin County, 10 in Montgomery County, nine in Danville, nine in Wythe County, eight in Pittsylvania County, six in Botetourt County, five in Carroll County, five in Henry County, three in Floyd County, three in Nelson County, three in Rockbridge County, two in Appomattox County, two in Galax, two in Halifax County, two in Salem, one in Charlotte County, one in Craig County, one in Grayson County, one in Patrick County, and one in Pulaski County.

The department has received 31,336 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 70 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, six are from Carroll County, two are from Roanoke City, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Covington, one is from Danville, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, health officials reported one less coronavirus case in Lexington and one less hospitalization in Halifax County.

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