RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Between Friday and Monday, Virginia health officials reported 57,703 new COVID-19 cases — including 26,175 new cases from Saturday, shattering the record for the largest single-day case spike of the entire pandemic — and 20 new virus-related deaths. This brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 1,278,739 confirmed and probable cases and 15,671 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 915,575 cases and 13,086 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Jan. 10. However, 363,164 cases and 2,585 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Following Monday’s update, VDH data shows that all 10 of the biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic are just from the last two weeks:

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  3. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  4. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  5. 16,065 new cases on Jan. 9, 2022
  6. 15,840 new cases on Jan. 6, 2022
  7. 15,463 new cases on Jan. 10, 2022
  8. 15,449 new cases on Jan. 4, 2022
  9. 14,712 new cases on Jan. 1, 2022
  10. 13,500 new cases on Dec. 30, 2021

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 32.4 percent to 33.1 percent over the past 72 hours.

Health officials reported 57,703 new COVID-19 cases, 917 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 20 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Jan. 7, 2022 and Jan. 10, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Monday count, more than 174,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,666 cases (+83), 88 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Amherst County: 5,330 cases (+184)251 hospitalizations (+1), and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,908 cases (+71)137 hospitalizations (+1), and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 636 cases (+26), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 12,388 cases (+360)475 hospitalizations (+3)and 177 deaths (+1)
  • Bland County: 1,256 cases (+29), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 5,303 cases (+206)109 hospitalizations (+1), and 66 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,597 cases (+40), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 8,912 cases (+186), 409 hospitalizations (+3), and 160 deaths (+2)
  • Carroll County: 4,977 cases (+80), 346 hospitalizations (+2), and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,714 cases (+53), 93 hospitalizations (+1), and 31 deaths
  • Covington: 838 cases (+10), 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 828 cases (+32), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 8,037 cases (+441), 403 hospitalizations (+1), and 212 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,928 cases (+59)61 hospitalizations (+1), and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 8,025 cases (+285), 308 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Galax: 1,901 cases (+61), 143 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,762 cases (+64), 101 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,704 cases (+32), 167 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Halifax County: 5,018 cases (+199), 220 hospitalizations (+4), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 8,360 cases (+271), 490 hospitalizations (+2), and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 265 cases (+6), 4 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,877 cases (+66), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 14,797 cases (+571), 547 hospitalizations (+3), and 218 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,544 cases (+54), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 14,023 cases (+355), 290 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,958 cases (+76), 65 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,709 cases (+39), 140 hospitalizations (+1), and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 9,875 cases (+242), 421 hospitalizations (+1), and 144 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 5,190 cases (+140), 247 hospitalizations, and 106 deaths
  • Radford: 3,585 cases (+111), 58 hospitalizations (+1), and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 15,966 cases (+780)338 hospitalizations (+1), and 274 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 15,926 cases (+657)286 hospitalizations (+2), and 196 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,559 cases (+60), 90 hospitalizations (+1), and 71 deaths
  • Salem: 4,931 cases (+262), 112 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,445 cases (+104), 287 hospitalizations, and 119 deaths

**items in bold indicate increases or decreases in the total number of cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths since the previous weekday**

Health officials say they have received 44,973 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 917 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday, Jan. 7.

In addition, on Saturday, Jan. 8, the department reported the Commonwealth’s fourth-largest single-day rise in hospitalizations with 383 new hospitalizations.