VDH reports 7,460 new coronavirus cases, 144 new deaths between Friday and Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Between Friday morning and Tuesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 7,460 new coronavirus cases and 144 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 895,619 confirmed and probable cases and 13,219 confirmed and probable deaths.

Due to Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day, the VDH did not share any coronavirus case, hospitalization, or death data on Monday, Oct. 11.

Virginia health officials confirmed 667,908 cases and 11,123 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Oct. 12. However, 227,711 cases and 2,096 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 8.0 percent to 7.8 percent in the past 96 hours.

Health officials reported 7,460 new COVID-19 cases, 250 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 144 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 8, 2021 and Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 132,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,029 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,216 cases, 209 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,313 cases106 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Bath County: 441 case, 17 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,571 cases, 370 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,041 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,653 cases, 92 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,228 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,904 cases317 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,734 cases264 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,224 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Covington: 737 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Craig County: 519 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,055 cases, 349 hospitalizations, and 177 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,355 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,779 cases, 242 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Galax: 1,477 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,165 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,988 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,732 cases, 158 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,180 cases, 423 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Highland County: 167 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,530 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,507 cases, 454 hospitalizationsand 179 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,966 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,520 cases, 250 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,288 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,948 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,765 cases, 339 hospitalizations, and 102 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,937 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Radford: 2,839 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,694 cases, 310 hospitalizationsand 228 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,367 cases, 247 hospitalizations, and 160 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,027 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Salem: 3,277 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,299 cases, 214 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths

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

Since Friday, Oct. 8, the VDH reported 125 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 111 in Roanoke City, 86 in Bedford County, 76 in Pulaski County, 72 in Lynchburg, 69 in Pittsylvania County, 67 in Botetourt County, 62 in Montgomery County, 55 in Franklin County, 55 in Halifax County, 53 in Salem, 52 in Campbell County, 51 in Henry County, 48 in Carroll County, 44 in Wythe County, 38 in Amherst County, 35 in Danville, 34 in Giles County, 26 in Galax, 23 in Grayson County, 21 in Buena Vista, 21 in Charlotte County, 19 in Rockbridge County, 18 in Craig County, 15 in Alleghany County, 14 in Floyd County, 14 in Nelson County, 12 in Bath County, 11 in Martinsville, 11 in Patrick County, nine in Appomattox County, seven in Radford, six in Covington, five in Lexington, four in Bland County, and two in Highland County.

In addition, of the 144 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, the department says more than 30 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Roanoke City, three are from Floyd County, three are from Roanoke County, two are from Alleghany County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Campbell County, two are from Carroll County, two are from Danville, two are from Henry County, two are from Lynchburg, one is from Bland County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Galax, one is from Lexington, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

Health officials say they have received 37,514 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 250 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, eight are from Halifax County, five are from Lynchburg, four are from Franklin County, four are from Pittsylvania County, three are from Bedford County, three are from Campbell County, three are from Carroll County, three are from Roanoke City, two are from Amherst County, two are from Botetourt County, two are from Montgomery County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Craig County, one is from Danville, one is from Floyd County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

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