VDH reports 18,513 new COVID cases, 451 new hospitalizations between Friday and Monday

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(Photo: Courtesy MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Online)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 18,513 new coronavirus cases between Friday and Monday — including 8,609 new cases on Saturday, which is the third largest single-day case spike of the entire pandemic — along with 25 new virus-related deaths.

This brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 1,067,849 confirmed and probable cases and 15,319 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 776,232 cases and 12,860 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Dec. 27. However, 291,617 cases and 2,459 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 11.4 percent to 14.4 percent over the past 72 hours.

In addition, for five days in a row over the last week, the VDH reported case spikes that were among the 10 highest of the entire pandemic:

Health officials reported 18,513 new COVID-19 cases, 451 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 25 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Dec. 24, 2021 and Dec. 27, 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: 2,481 cases (+21), 86 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,794 cases (+20)247 hospitalizations (+3), and 62 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,668 cases (+13), 133 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Bath County: 557 cases (+4), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 11,214 cases (+89)459 hospitalizations (+2), and 174 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,168 cases (+2), 53 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,684 cases (+65), 105 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths (+1)
  • Buena Vista: 1,488 cases (+4), 36 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths (+1)
  • Campbell County: 8,154 cases (+35), 399 hospitalizations (+4), and 156 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,663 cases (+20), 340 hospitalizations (+2), and 111 deaths (+1)
  • Charlotte County: 1,502 cases (+6), 87 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Covington: 809 cases (+3), 33 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 730 cases (+2), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 6,861 cases (+45), 392 hospitalizations, and 206 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,741 cases (+16), 54 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,173 cases (+56)298 hospitalizations (+5), and 126 deaths
  • Galax: 1,738 cases (+1)142 hospitalizations (+1), and 66 deaths (+1)
  • Giles County: 2,583 cases (+24)97 hospitalizations (+1), and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,572 cases (+17), 163 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,449 cases (+32), 193 hospitalizations (+3), and 121 deaths
  • Henry County: 7,557 cases (+37), 484 hospitalizations, and 199 deaths
  • Highland County: 224 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,697 cases (+17), 38 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 12,771 cases (+111), 532 hospitalizations (+3), and 215 deaths (+1)
  • Martinsville: 2,350 cases (+11), 188 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 12,862 cases (+84), 283 hospitalizations, and 117 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,661 cases (+17), 64 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,495 cases (+15), 139 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,992 cases (+42), 411 hospitalizations, and 137 deaths (+1)
  • Pulaski County: 4,742 cases (+42), 235 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths (+1)
  • Radford: 3,237 cases (+22), 55 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 13,934 cases (+139), 333 hospitalizations, and 269 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 13,789 cases (+155), 279 hospitalizations, and 194 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,406 cases (+8), 85 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Salem: 4,271 cases (+66), 107 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,088 cases (+17), 280 hospitalizations, and 118 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 40,797 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 451 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

That weekend total also included the second-highest single-day spike in virus-related hospitalizations of the entire pandemic — exceeded only by the 188 hospitalizations reported on Dec. 23, 2020 — with 181 new hospitalizations reported on Saturday.

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