VDH Friday update: Virginia sees 4,147 new COVID-19 cases as total deaths surpass 6,000

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(Photo: Courtesy MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Online)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Friday morning’s update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 4,147 new coronavirus cases and 62 new virus-related deaths, increasing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 463,751 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 6,002 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 374,908 cases and 5,269 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Jan. 22. However, 88,843 cases and 733 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,147 new COVID-19 cases, 139 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 62 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 22, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 72,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,047 cases45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,156 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,129 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bath County: 236 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,679 cases, 115 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bland County: 589 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,734 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 672 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,258 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,894 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 555 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 540 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 199 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 3,224 cases, 191 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Floyd County: 651 cases21 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,102 cases, 102 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Galax: 943 cases (-2), 66 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 877 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 998 cases, 59 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,817 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,484 cases, 245 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Highland County: 72 cases
  • Lexington: 766 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,669 cases146 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,277 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,988 cases132 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Nelson County: 560 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Patrick County: 976 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,754 cases, 141 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,038 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Radford: 1,748 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,320 cases167 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,972 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 959 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Salem: 1,592 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,698 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Jan. 21, VDH reported 63 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 58 in Campbell County, 53 in Bedford County, 52 in Roanoke County, 45 in Roanoke City, 29 in Amherst County, 26 in Henry County, 24 in Rockbridge County, 23 in Franklin County, 23 in Halifax County, 19 in Pittsylvania County, 18 in Botetourt County, 15 in Appomattox County, 15 in Danville, 14 in Patrick County, 13 in Carroll County, 12 in Alleghany County, 12 in Pulaski County, 12 in Wythe County, 11 in Montgomery County, nine in Buena Vista, nine in Radford, eight in Charlotte County, eight in Grayson County, six in Giles County, six in Lexington, six in Nelson County, five in Craig County, four in Martinsville, three in Floyd County, two in Bland County, two in Salem, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 62 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says 16 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Bedford County, two are from Franklin County, two are from Montgomery County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Halifax County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, VDH reported two less cases in Galax.

Health officials say they have received 20,544 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 139 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, five are from Franklin County, which is the locality’s biggest single-day increase in hospitalizations; three are from Montgomery County; two are from Lynchburg; two are from Rockbridge County; one is from Alleghany County; one is from Appomattox County; one is from Floyd County; and one is from Roanoke City.

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