VDH: New COVID-19 cases at 1,163; 77 new virus-related deaths as of Sunday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Sunday morning, Virginia health officials reported 1,163 new COVID-19 cases and 77 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 585,700 confirmed and probable cases and 9,596 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 461,172 cases and 8,104 deaths are related to the virus as of Sunday, March 7. However, 124,528 cases and 1,492 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Sunday count, more than 90,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,252 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,714 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,430 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Bath County: 246 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,842 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Bland County: 622 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,271 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 847 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,066 cases, 94 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,142 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 754 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Covington: 551 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Craig County: 246 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,392 cases, 242 hospitalizations, and 112 deaths
  • Floyd County: 754 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,742 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Galax: 1,001 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,091 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,135 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,490 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,240 cases, 289 hospitalizations, and 117 deaths
  • Highland County: 97 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,125 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,946 cases, 215 hospitalizations (-1), and 136 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,512 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 8,075 cases, 151 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Nelson County: 819 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,230 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,778 cases, 166 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,337 cases, 105 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Radford: 1,904 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,636 cases, 201 hospitalizations, and 164 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,453 cases, 138 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,315 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Salem: 1,878 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,051 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths

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

Since Saturday, March 6, the VDH reported the following cases of 10 more more in our area: Campbell County has 13 new cases, Danville has 11 new cases, Montgomery County has 29 new cases, Roanoke City has 14 new cases, and Roanoke County has 18 new cases.

In addition, of the 77 new virus-related deaths reported on Sunday, the department says the following are from our area: Bedford County has one new death, Botetourt County has one new death, Campbell County has three new deaths, Carroll County has two new deaths, Franklin County has one new death, Halifax County has one new death, Lynchburg has three new deaths, Nelson County has one new death, Patrick County has one new death, Pittsylvania County has one new death, Pulaski County has one new death, Roanoke City has two new deaths, Roanoke County has three new deaths, Rockbridge County has one new death and Salem has one new death.

Health officials say they have received 24,661 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Sunday, which is 24 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Saturday.

Of these hospitalizations from Sunday, one is from Campbell County, two are from Danville, one is from Galax, one is from Halifax, one is from Nelson County and one is from Pittsylvania County.

The following are adjustments from Saturday’s totals:

Total Hospitalizations
  • Lynchburg has one fewer hospitalization

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