VDH reports 1,242 new coronavirus cases, 29 new deaths as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 1,242 newCOVID-19 cases and 29 new virus-related deaths as of Friday morning, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 138,702 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 2,949 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 132,090 cases and 2,755 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Sept. 18. However, 6,612 cases and 194 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,242 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Sept. 18. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 13,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 78 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 367 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 200 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Bath County: 6 cases and 1 death
  • Bedford County: 689 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 283 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 79 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 395 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Carroll County: 468 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 99 cases and 5 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 30 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 29 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 812 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Floyd County: 189 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Franklin County: 291 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Galax: 407 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 78 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 292 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Halifax County: 316 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Henry County: 991 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Highland County: 6 cases
  • Lexington: 51 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,255 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Martinsville: 372 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 1,637 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Nelson County: 98 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Patrick County: 269 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 938 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 204 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Radford: 704 cases and 6 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 1,508 cases, 61 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 764 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 97 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Salem: 257 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Wythe County: 217 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

Since Thursday, Sept. 17, VDH reported 61 new cases in Roanoke City, 48 in Montgmoery County, 19 in Roanoke County, 18 in Lynchburg, 16 in Danville, 10 in Amherst County, 10 in Pittsylvania County, 10 in Pulaski County, nine in Radford, eight in Bedford County, eight in Henry County, six in Halifax County, five posts in Wythe County, four posts in Franklin County, four posts in Giles County, three posts in Carroll County, two cases in Botetourt County, two in Campbell County, two in Craig County, two in Lexington, two in Martinsville, two in Salem, and single new cases in several other localities.

In addition, on Friday, the department reported two new deaths in Martinsville, one in Amherst County, one in Halifax County, one in Henry County, and one in Pulaski County.

Health officials say they have received a total of 10,520 confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday. Of those newly-reported hospitalizations on Friday, two are from Danville, two are from Halifax County, two are from Martinsville, one is from Campbell County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Radford.

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