VDH Friday update: Nearly 1,200 new COVID-19 cases reported while total deaths reach 3,539 as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Friday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported 1,180 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new virus-related deaths, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 171,284 confirmed and probable cases and 3,539 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 160,004 cases and 3,293 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Oct. 23. However, 11,280 cases and 246 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,180 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Oct. 23. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 21,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 105 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 563 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 281 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Bath County: 24 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 1,151 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 378 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 121 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 672 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Carroll County: 584 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 203 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Covington: 35 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 50 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Danville: 1,161 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Floyd County: 241 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Franklin County: 748 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Galax: 436 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 122 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 374 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Halifax County: 472 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Henry County: 1,276 cases, 134 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Highland County: 9 cases
  • Lexington: 217 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,893 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Martinsville: 472 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 2,597 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Nelson County: 136 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Patrick County: 314 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 1,248 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 278 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Radford: 907 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke City: 2,578 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 1,391 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 150 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 508 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Wythe County: 326 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths

Since Thursday, Oct. 22, VDH reported 61 new cases in Roanoke City, 35 in Montgomery County, 27 in Roanoke County, 16 in Bedford County, 16 in Franklin County, 11 in Lynchburg, 10 in Alleghany County, nine in Radford, eight in Amherst County, eight in Botetourt County, eight in Henry County, seven in Lexington, seven in Salem, six in Carroll County, six in Pittsylvania County, five in Campbell County, five in Halifax County, four in Danville, four in Floyd County, three in Craig County, three in Giles County, three in Grayson County, three in Martinsville, three in Wythe County, two in Rockbridge County, and single new cases in a few other localities.

In addition, of the 15 new virus-related deaths reported around the Commonwealth on Friday, the department says two are from Roanoke County, one is from Danville, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Patrick County.

Health officials say they have received 12,140 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 67 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of those newly reported hospitalizations from Friday, two are from Danville, two are from Franklin County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Craig County, one is from Henry County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Nelson County, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Salem.

However, between Thursday and Friday, VDH reported two less cases in Pulaski County, one less death in Floyd County, and one less hospitalization in Martinsville.

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