VDH: Nearly 5K new cases of COVID-19 reported across Virginia on Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Saturday morning’s update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 4,904 new coronavirus cases and 77 new virus-related deaths, increasing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 468,655 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 6,079 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 378,689 cases and 5,334 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, Jan. 23. However, 89,966 cases and 745 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

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

  • Alleghany County: 1,058 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,226 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,153 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bath County: 236 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,781 cases, 117 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Bland County: 592 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,743 cases, 45 hospitalizations (-1), and 20 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 680 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,297 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,913 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 568 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 545 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 199 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 3,273 cases, 192 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths (-1)
  • Floyd County: 657 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,116 cases, 102 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Galax: 942 cases (-1), 66 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 883 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,006 cases, 59 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,833 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,514 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Highland County: 72 cases
  • Lexington: 779 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,746 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,288 cases, 110 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 6,007 cases, 133 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Nelson County: 569 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Patrick County: 981 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,794 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,068 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Radford: 1,752 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,436 cases, 167 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,971 cases (-1), 114 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths (-1)
  • Rockbridge County: 979 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Salem: 1,606 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,706 cases, 85 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths

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

Since Friday, Jan. 22, VDH reported the following significant increases of 10 or more cases in the following areas: Alleghany County has 11 new cases, Amherst County has 70 new cases, Appomattox County has 24 new cases, Bedford County has 102 new cases, Campbell County has 39 new cases, Carroll County has 19 new cases, Charlotte County has 13 new cases, Danville has 49 new cases, Franklin County has 14 new cases, Halifax County has 16 new cases, Henry County has 30 new cases, Lexington has 13 new cases, Lynchburg has 77 new cases, Martinsville has 11 new cases, Montgomery County has 19 new cases, Pittsylvania County has 40 new cases, Pulaski County has 30 new cases, Roanoke City has 116 new cases, Rockbridge County has 20 new cases and Salem has 14 new cases.

In addition, of the 77 new virus-related deaths reported on Saturday, the department says the following are new deaths reported from our area, including one in Alleghany County, one in Buena Vista, two in Halifax County, two in Henry County, one in Lynchburg, one in Martinsville, three in Montgomery County, one in Nelson County, two in Pittsylvania County, one in Rockbridge County and one in Wythe County.

VDH also reported several revisions to Saturday’s total. In the last 24 hours, VDH reported one less hospitalization in Botetourt County, one less death in Danville, one less case in Galax and one less case and one less death in Roanoke County.

Regarding hospitalizations, health officials say they have received 20,654 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 90 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Appomattox County, two are from Bedford County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Craig County, one is from Danville, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, two are from Roanoke County and three are from Wythe County.

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