VDH reports 42,185 new COVID cases, 973 new hospitalizations between Friday and Monday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Between Friday and Monday, Virginia health officials reported 42,185 new COVID-19 cases — which includes 19,506 new cases from Sunday, breaking the record for the largest single-day case spike of the entire pandemic — along with 28 new virus-related deaths. This brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 1,160,703 confirmed and probable cases and 15,615 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 835,463 cases and 13,038 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Jan. 3. However, 325,240 cases and 2,577 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

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

  1. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  2. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  3. 14,712 new cases on Jan. 1, 2022
  4. 13,500 new cases on Dec. 30, 2021
  5. 12,112 new cases on Dec. 29, 2021
  6. 9,914 new cases on Jan. 17, 2021
  7. 8,756 new cases on Dec. 24, 2021
  8. 8,609 new cases on Dec. 25, 2021
  9. 7,967 new cases on Jan. 3, 2022
  10. 7,439 new cases on Dec. 28, 2021

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 21 percent to 26.6 percent over the past 72 hours.

Health officials reported 42,185 new COVID-19 cases, 973 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 28 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Dec. 31, 2021 and Jan. 3, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 2,533 cases (+21), 87 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths (+1)
  • Amherst County: 5,008 cases (+114), 249 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,771 cases (+44), 134 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 590 cases (+8), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 11,664 cases (+217)466 hospitalizations (+3), and 176 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,202 cases (+17), 53 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,933 cases (+108), 105 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,530 cases (+19), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 8,473 cases (+109), 402 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,796 cases (+51), 340 hospitalizations, and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,587 cases (+52), 90 hospitalizations (+2), and 31 deaths (+1)
  • Covington: 822 cases (+4), 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 771 cases (+10), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 7,253 cases (+224), 399 hospitalizations (+2), and 211 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,827 cases (+37)56 hospitalizations (+1), and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,533 cases (+146)306 hospitalizations (+3), and 132 deaths (+3)
  • Galax: 1,779 cases (+21), 143 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,650 cases (+38)100 hospitalizations (+1), and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,641 cases (+29), 165 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths (+1)
  • Halifax County: 4,634 cases (+65), 205 hospitalizations (+8), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 7,883 cases (+150), 488 hospitalizations (+1), and 213 deaths (+2)
  • Highland County: 236 cases (+3)4 hospitalizations (+1), and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,768 cases (+29), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 13,668 cases (+463), 541 hospitalizations (+3), and 216 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,431 cases (+40), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 13,329 cases (+232), 290 hospitalizations (+1), and 120 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,818 cases (+92), 64 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,602 cases (+49), 139 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 9,284 cases (+129), 414 hospitalizations, and 143 deaths (+2)
  • Pulaski County: 4,927 cases (+93), 244 hospitalizations (+2), and 105 deaths
  • Radford: 3,360 cases (+54), 56 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 14,637 cases (+347)336 hospitalizations (+1), and 273 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 14,563 cases (+318)282 hospitalizations (+1), and 195 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,463 cases (+24), 87 hospitalizations (+1), and 70 deaths (+1)
  • Salem: 4,507 cases (+111)110 hospitalizations (+2), and 83 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,236 cases (+58), 284 hospitalizations (+1), and 119 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 42,835 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 973 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

On Sunday, Jan. 2, the department reported a new record for the Commonwealth’s largest single-day spike in coronavirus hospitalizations with 556 new hospitalizations.

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