VDH reports 10,308 new COVID cases while total hospitalizations drop by 103 between Friday and Monday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 10,308 new coronavirus cases and 53 new virus-related deaths between Friday and Monday, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 1,023,698 confirmed and probable cases and 15,136 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 749,459 cases and 12,694 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Dec. 20. However, 274,239 cases and 2,442 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 8.5 percent to 9.4 percent over the past 72 hours.

Health officials reported 10,308 new COVID-19 cases and 53 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth, but also 103 less virus-related hospitalizations between Dec. 17, 2021 and Dec. 20, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Monday update, more than 162,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,423 cases (+26), 85 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,729 cases (+38)241 hospitalizations (+2), and 62 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,632 cases (+13)131 hospitalizations (+1), and 37 deaths
  • Bath County: 544 cases (+8), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 10,969 cases (+66), 447 hospitalizations, and 172 deaths (+1)
  • Bland County: 1,159 cases (+8)53 hospitalizations (+2), and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,531 cases (+48)99 hospitalizations (+1), and 60 deaths (+2)
  • Buena Vista: 1,475 cases (+7), 34 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths (+1)
  • Campbell County: 8,022 cases (+48), 394 hospitalizations (+3), and 154 deaths (+1)
  • Carroll County: 4,592 cases (+35), 336 hospitalizations (+1), and 109 deaths (+2)
  • Charlotte County: 1,464 cases (+8), 87 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths (+1)
  • Covington: 801 cases (+3), 33 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 708 cases (+2), 23 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 6,762 cases (+21), 386 hospitalizations, and 204 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,700 cases (+22), 53 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,033 cases (+74)289 hospitalizations (+2), and 120 deaths (+2)
  • Galax: 1,711 cases (+8)139 hospitalizations (+1), and 65 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,528 cases (+21), 95 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,515 cases (+30), 160 hospitalizations (+4), and 56 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,356 cases (+14), 191 hospitalizations (+5), and 118 deaths
  • Henry County: 7,419 cases (+50), 483 hospitalizations (+5), and 195 deaths (+3)
  • Highland County: 220 cases (+1), 3 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,665 cases (+4), 38 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 12,499 cases (+62), 523 hospitalizations (+1), and 206 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,317 cases (+10), 188 hospitalizations (+1), and 94 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 12,654 cases (+86), 278 hospitalizations (+1), and 117 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,598 cases (+17), 63 hospitalizations (+1), and 22 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,437 cases (+18), 138 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths (+1)
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,841 cases (+60), 408 hospitalizations (+1), and 134 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,645 cases (+25), 233 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Radford: 3,185 cases (+16), 55 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke City: 13,618 cases (+33), 333 hospitalizations, and 266 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 13,422 cases (+49)277 hospitalizations (+3), and 190 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,377 cases (+14), 83 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths (+1)
  • Salem: 4,128 cases (+19), 103 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,007 cases (+33), 276 hospitalizations, and 115 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 39,860 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 103 less hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday, Dec. 17.

This marks the seventh drop in hospitalizations over the past nine days, but the VDH has yet to provide a reason for the decrease in numbers.

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