VDH reports 40 new COVID-19 deaths, largest spike since early April; 3,520 new cases as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 754,562 coronavirus cases and 11,769 virus-related deaths as of Friday morning. This includes 3,520 new confirmed and probable cases, the largest single-day case spike since Feb. 11, and 40 new confirmed and probable deaths, the largest single-day case spike since April 6, from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 576,220 cases and 9,939 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Aug. 27. However, 178,432 cases and 1,830 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 3,520 new coronavirus cases, 128 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 40 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 27, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 112,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,506 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,360 cases, 161 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,829 cases84 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 291 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,453 cases, 294 hospitalizations, and 113 deaths
  • Bland County: 775 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,927 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 977 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,535 cases, 249 hospitalizations, and 112 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,016 cases242 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 977 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 643 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 393 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,993 cases, 333 hospitalizations, and 152 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,026 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,650 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,245 cases102 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,475 cases58 hospitalizations (-1), and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,643 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,145 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,140 cases, 402 hospitalizations, and 127 deaths
  • Highland County: 125 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,293 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 8,216 cases372 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,743 cases, 177 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,973 cases, 206 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,006 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,606 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,343 cases, 298 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,118 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Radford: 2,441 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,635 cases, 290 hospitalizations, and 206 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,448 cases213 hospitalizations, and 151 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,679 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,509 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,278 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Aug. 26, the VDH reported 50 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 46 in Roanoke County, 43 in Roanoke City, 37 in Henry County, 36 in Bedford County, 33 in Lynchburg, 27 in Pittsylvania County, 25 in Franklin County, 21 in Amherst County, 20 in Pulaski County, 19 in Salem, 18 in Floyd County, 17 in Campbell County, 17 in Halifax County, 14 in Botetourt County, 14 in Patrick County, 14 in Radford, 13 in Wythe County, 11 in Appomattox County, 10 in Danville, nine in Carroll County, eight in Alleghany County, eight in Martinsville, eight in Nelson County, seven in Charlotte County, seven in Giles County, seven in Rockbridge County, six in Grayson County, six in Lexington, five in Bland County, four in Buena Vista, three in Covington, two in Craig County, one in Bath County, one in Galax, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 40 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say 12 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, three are from Halifax County, two are from Danville, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Henry County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke County.

The department has received 33,344 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 128 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, four are from Amherst County, four are from Bedford County, four are from Carroll County, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Campbell County, two are from Franklin County, two are from Galax, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Danville, one is from Halifax County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus hospitalization in Giles County.

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