VDH reports 17,618 new COVID-19 cases, 270 new hospitalizations on Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 17,618 new COVID-19 cases on Friday — the largest single-day spike in cases since the start of the pandemic — around the Commonwealth. On the VDH dashboard, this number is a combination of confirmed and probable cases. Out of the new cases, 11,115 are confirmed cases. Health officials report that the total of cases is 1,118,518.

Health officials also reported 270 new hospitalizations — the pandemic’s second-highest single-day spike in hospitalizations — and 22 new deaths around Virginia on Friday, Dec. 31. Below is the data from the VDH dashboard:

Health officials reported 17,618 new COVID-19 cases, 270 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 22 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Dec. 30, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 2,512 cases (+11), 87 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,894 cases (+49)249 hospitalizations (+2), and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,727 cases (+25), 134 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 582 cases (+9), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 11,447 cases (+110), 463 hospitalizations, and 176 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,185 cases (+5), 53 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,825 cases (+59), 105 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths (+2)
  • Buena Vista: 1,511 cases (+6), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths (+1)
  • Campbell County: 8,364 cases (+89), 402 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,745 cases (+42), 340 hospitalizations, and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,535 cases (+8), 88 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Covington: 818 cases (+3), 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 761 cases (+10), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 7029 cases (+69), 397 hospitalizations, and 211 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,790 cases (+25), 55 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,387 cases (+89), 303 hospitalizations, and 129 deaths
  • Galax: 1,758 cases (+8), 143 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,612 cases (+15), 99 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,612 cases (+11), 165 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,569 cases (+42), 197 hospitalizations, and 127 deaths (+1)
  • Henry County: 7,733 cases (+46), 487 hospitalizations, and 211 deaths (+1)
  • Highland County: 234 cases (+1), 3 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,739 cases (+21), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 13,205 cases (+183), 538 hospitalizations (+1), and 216 deaths (+1)
  • Martinsville: 2,391 cases (+18), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 13,097 cases (+93), 289 hospitalizations (+2), and 120 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,726 cases (+29), 64 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,553 cases (+16), 139 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 9,155 cases (+56), 414 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,834 cases (+44), 242 hospitalizations (+5), and 105 deaths
  • Radford: 3,306 cases (+29), 56 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 14,290 cases (+152)335 hospitalizations (+1), and 272 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 14,245 cases (+177), 281 hospitalizations, and 195 deaths (+1)
  • Rockbridge County: 2,439 cases (+14), 86 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Salem: 4,396 cases (+54)108 hospitalizations (+1), and 83 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,178 cases (+27), 283 hospitalizations (+2), and 119 deaths (+1)

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