UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: WFXR News received clarification on Sunday’s reported COVID-19 deaths in Rockbridge County which climbed from nine to 21 between Saturday and Sunday.
According to Central Shenandoah Health District Director Dr. Laura Kornegay, the increase stems from recent deaths related to COVID-19 outbreaks at skilled nursing facilities in Rockbridge County. She says this data does not indicate a one-day spike in COVID-19-related deaths.
RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 9,914 new COVID-19 cases and 23 new virus-related deaths as of Sunday, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 439,305 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 5,729 confirmed and probable fatalities.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 357,345 cases and 5,037 deaths are related to the virus as of Sunday, Jan. 17. However, 81,960 cases and 692 deaths are still reported as “probable.”
According to VDH’s Sunday count, more than 69,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:
- Alleghany County: 1,000 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
- Amherst County: 1,991 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
- Appomattox County: 1,057 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
- Bath County: 229 cases and 4 hospitalizations
- Bedford County: 4,391 cases, 111 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
- Bland County: 572 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
- Botetourt County: 1,657 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
- Buena Vista: 636 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
- Campbell County: 3,019 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
- Carroll County: 1,835 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
- Charlotte County: 504 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
- Covington: 523 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
- Craig County: 180 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
- Danville: 3,147 cases, 190 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
- Floyd County: 623 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
- Franklin County: 2,942 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
- Galax: 919 cases (-1), 65 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
- Giles County: 839 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
- Grayson County: 953 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
- Halifax County: 1,703 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
- Henry County: 3,330 cases, 242 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
- Highland County: 67 cases
- Lexington: 722 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths (-1)
- Lynchburg: 5,369 cases, 132 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
- Martinsville: 1,230 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
- Montgomery County: 5,833 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
- Nelson County: 501 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
- Patrick County: 936 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
- Pittsylvania County: 3,594 cases, 140 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
- Pulaski County: 1,924 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
- Radford: 1,710 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
- Roanoke City: 6,102 cases, 160 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
- Roanoke County: 5,689 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
- Rockbridge County: 880 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
- Salem: 1,534 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
- Wythe County: 1,619 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
***items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous day’s totals***
Since Saturday, Jan. 17, VDH reported the following significant rises in case of 10 or more: Alleghany County has 17 new cases, Amherst County has 51 new cases, Appomattox County has 21 new cases, Bedford County has 105 new cases, Botetourt County has 13 new cases, Campbell County has 80 new cases, Carroll County has 17 new cases, Charlotte County has 22 new cases, Danville has 102 new cases, Floyd County has 12 new cases, Franklin County has 40 new cases, Giles County has 15 new cases, Grayson County has 18 new cases, Halifax County has 30 new cases, Henry County has 45 new cases, Lynchburg has 122 new cases, Martinsville has 19 new cases, Montgomery County has 36 new cases, Nelson County has 15 new cases, Patrick County has 13 new cases, Pittsylvania County has 105 new cases, Pulaski County has 18 new cases, Radford has 11 new cases, Roanoke City has 82 new cases, Roanoke County has 74 new cases, Rockbridge County has 26 new cases, Salem has 25 new cases and Wythe County has 32 new cases.
VDH data shows that there is one less COVID-19 case that has been reported, as of Sunday, in Galax.
In addition, of the 23 new virus-related deaths reported on Sunday, health officials say one is from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Grayson County, one is from Wythe County and 12 new deaths have been reported in Rockbridge County in the last 24 hours. WFXR News is working to confirm that spike.
The Virginia Department of Health has revised the death total in Lexington to 13, one less from the day prior.
The department says it has received 19,913 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 67 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Saturday.
Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Sunday, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, two are from Carroll County, three are from Franklin County, one is from Grayson County, two are from Halifax County, one is from Henry County, one is from Pittsylvania County, two are from Pulaski County and one is from Wythe County.