VDH reports 2nd highest COVID case spike with 19,836 new cases, 225 new hospitalizations as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 19,836 new COVID-19 cases — breaking the previous record for the second-largest single-day case spike of the pandemic — and 35 new virus-related deaths. This brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 1,315,256 confirmed and probable cases and 15,750 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 941,000 cases and 13,163 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Jan. 12. However, 374,256 cases and 2,587 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Following Wednesday’s update, VDH data shows that all 10 of the biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic are just from the last two weeks:

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,836 new cases on Jan. 12, 2022
  3. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  4. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  5. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  6. 16,681 new cases on Jan. 11, 2022
  7. 16,065 new cases on Jan. 9, 2022
  8. 15,840 new cases on Jan. 6, 2022
  9. 15,463 new cases on Jan. 10, 2022
  10. 15,449 new cases on Jan. 4, 2022

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has decreased from 33.2 percent to 32.8 percent over the past 24 hours.

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

  • Alleghany County: 2,728 cases (+33), 88 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths (+1)
  • Amherst County: 5,426 cases (+68), 251 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,933 cases (+10), 137 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 657 cases (+14), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 12,613 cases (+128), 478 hospitalizations, and 177 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,264 cases (+6), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 5,441 cases (+90), 109 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,616 cases (+8), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 9,045 cases (+85), 409 hospitalizations, and 161 deaths (+1)
  • Carroll County: 5,041 cases (+38), 350 hospitalizations (+2), and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,769 cases (+25), 95 hospitalizations (+2), and 32 deaths (+1)
  • Covington: 840 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 838 cases (+7), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 8,205 cases (+133), 403 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,958 cases (+21), 61 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 8,206 cases (+121), 311 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths (+1)
  • Galax: 1,928 cases (+11), 143 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,796 cases (+22), 101 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,724 cases (+12), 168 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths (+1)
  • Halifax County: 5,194 cases (+103), 219 hospitalizations (-1), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 8,508 cases (+78), 491 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 270 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,940 cases (+36), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 15,087 cases (+175), 548 hospitalizations (+1), and 218 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,614 cases (+50), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 14,281 cases (+185), 291 hospitalizations (+1), and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 2,044 cases (+47), 65 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,760 cases (+39), 140 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 10,122 cases (+99), 425 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 5,284 cases (+57), 247 hospitalizations, and 106 deaths
  • Radford: 3,661 cases (+54), 58 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 16,350 cases (+230), 340 hospitalizations, and 275 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 16,260 cases (+185)289 hospitalizations (+1)and 197 deaths (+1)
  • Rockbridge County: 2,595 cases (+14), 91 hospitalizations (+1), and 71 deaths
  • Salem: 5,078 cases (+61), 114 hospitalizations (+1), and 85 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,507 cases (+33), 287 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths (+1)

**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 45,375 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 225 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

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