VDH reports 1,403 new COVID-19 cases, largest single-day case spike since mid-April; 47 new hospitalizations as of Tuesday

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(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,403 new COVID-19 cases — the highest single-day increase in cases since April 17 — and two new virus-related deaths on Tuesday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 699,342 confirmed and probable cases and 11,536 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 541,040 cases and 9,740 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Aug. 3. However, 158,302 cases and 1,796 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,403 new COVID-19 cases, 47 new virus-related hospitalizations, and two new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 104,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,417 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,083 cases, 133 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,661 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,917 cases, 262 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Bland County: 706 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,747 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 938 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,150 cases, 219 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,786 cases, 231 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 899 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 624 cases (-1), 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 341 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,585 cases, 323 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Floyd County: 908 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,222 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,181 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,369 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,543 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,896 cases, 85 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,753 cases, 381 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 116 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,209 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,697 cases, 333 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,644 cases, 171 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,446 cases, 191 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 894 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,443 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,790 cases, 280 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,824 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Radford: 2,288 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,950 cases, 276 hospitalizations, and 200 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,781 cases, 202 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,595 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,305 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,839 cases, 178 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Monday, Aug. 2, the VDH reported 19 new coronavirus cases in Danville, 18 in Campbell County, 18 in Lynchburg, 16 in Roanoke County, 15 in Roanoke City, 14 in Wythe County, 13 in Pittsylvania County, 12 in Bedford County, 10 in Carroll County, 10 in Halifax County, eight in Franklin County, eight in Henry County, six in Amherst County, six in Patrick County, five in Alleghany County, four in Botetourt County, three in Montgomery County, three in Pulaski County, three in Salem, two in Appomattox County, two in Craig County, two in Floyd County, two in Lexington, one in Charlotte County, one in Galax, one in Grayson County, one in Highland County, one in Martinsville, one in Nelson County, and one in Rockbridge County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, the department reported one less COVID-19 case in Covington.

Health officials say they have received 31,470 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 47 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, one is from Galax, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Wythe County.

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