VDH reports 1,495 new COVID-19 cases and largest hospitalization spike since September with 109 as of Thursday

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(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday, Virginia health officials reported 1,495 new COVID-19 cases and 43 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 923,125 confirmed and probable cases and 13,870 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 686,149 cases and 11,656 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Oct. 28. However, 236,976 cases and 2,214 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has stayed at 5.9 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 1,495 new COVID-19 cases, 109 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 43 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 27, 2021 and Oct. 28, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,120 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,340 cases, 222 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,393 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 488 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,911 cases, 384 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,065 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,868 cases, 94 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,313 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,174 cases348 hospitalizations, and 138 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,935 cases291 hospitalizations, and 93 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,279 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Covington: 759 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 546 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Danville: 6,212 cases, 357 hospitalizations, and 189 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,432 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Franklin County: 6,023 cases, 247 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Galax: 1,518 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,270 cases85 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,070 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,889 cases, 175 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,467 cases, 435 hospitalizations, and 154 deaths
  • Highland County: 179 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,566 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,786 cases, 467 hospitalizations, and 186 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,056 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,762 cases, 254 hospitalizations, and 107 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,357 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,034 cases, 132 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,127 cases, 352 hospitalizations, and 115 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,142 cases, 195 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Radford: 2,911 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 12,115 cases, 315 hospitalizations, and 235 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,869 cases, 262 hospitalizations, and 173 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,122 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Salem: 3,468 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,482 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Oct. 27, the VDH reported 41 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 30 in Roanoke City, 22 in Montgomery County, 21 in Campbell County, 20 in Henry County, 15 in Botetourt County, 14 in Wythe County, 12 in Pittsylvania County, 11 in Carroll County, 10 in Bedford County, nine in Pulaski County, eight in Danville, eight in Halifax County, seven in Giles County, six in Franklin County, six in Galax, six in Lynchburg, five in Appomattox County, five in Grayson County, five in Patrick County, five in Salem, four in Alleghany County, four in Bland County, four in Rockbridge County, three in Bath County, three in Floyd County, three in Lexington, three in Nelson County, three in Radford, two in Amherst County, two in Buena Vista, two in Covington, one in Craig County, and one in Martinsville.

In addition, of the 43 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says three are from Roanoke County, three are from Wythe County, two are from Campbell County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Giles County, one is from Nelson County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

Health officials say they have received 38,644 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 109 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday. This marks the largest single-day spike in hospitalizations since Sept. 29.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, 12 are from Wythe County, eight are from Carroll County, four are from Campbell County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Bland County, two are from Giles County, two are from Halifax County, and one is from Roanoke County.

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