VDH reports 60 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday as Virginia’s total case count surpasses 900,000

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 900,581 coronavirus cases and 13,345 virus-related deaths as of Thursday, which includes 2,603 new confirmed and probable cases and 60 new confirmed and probable deaths around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 671,370 cases and 11,234 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Oct. 14. However, 229,211 cases and 2,111 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent in the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 2,603 new COVID-19 cases, 82 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 60 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 13, 2021 and Oct. 14, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,051 cases, 82 hospitalizationsand 64 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,246 cases, 213 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,328 cases111 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 448 case, 18 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,645 cases, 373 hospitalizations, and 143 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,043 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,687 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,244 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,945 cases, 320 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,776 cases, 267 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,232 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Covington: 740 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Craig County: 525 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,101 cases, 349 hospitalizations, and 179 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,365 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,822 cases, 242 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Galax: 1,484 cases115 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,180 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,005 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,765 cases, 159 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,234 cases, 425 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Highland County: 168 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,537 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,575 cases, 456 hospitalizations, and 183 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,986 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,565 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,297 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,963 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,859 cases, 340 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,965 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Radford: 2,850 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,762 cases, 311 hospitalizations, and 230 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,469 cases, 250 hospitalizations, and 161 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,041 cases71 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Salem: 3,329 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,332 cases, 217 hospitalizations, and 93 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Oct. 13, the VDH reported 54 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 42 in Bedford County, 40 in Pittsylvania County, 38 in Salem, 36 in Lynchburg, 30 in Montgomery County, 29 in Roanoke City, 28 in Halifax County, 23 in Carroll County, 22 in Franklin County, 21 in Campbell County, 17 in Wythe County, 14 in Alleghany County, 12 in Appomattox County, 12 in Botetourt County, 12 in Pulaski County, 11 in Amherst County, 11 in Giles County, 10 in Grayson County, 10 in Henry County, nine in Rockbridge County, eight in Martinsville, eight in Patrick County, eight in Radford, seven in Buena Vista, seven in Charlotte County, seven in Nelson County, six in Craig County, five in Floyd County, four in Danville, three in Bath County, three in Lexington, one in Bland County, one in Covington, and one in Galax.

In addition, of the 60 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says two are from Pulaski County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Roanoke City.

Health officials say they have received 37,695 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 82 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, two are from Bedford County, two are from Halifax County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bath County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Galax, one is from Henry County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Rockbridge County.

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