VDH reports 79 new COVID-19 deaths while total cases near 460,000 as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 4,013 new coronavirus cases and 79 new virus-related deaths as of Thursday morning, increasing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 459,604 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 5,940 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 372,216 cases and 5,211 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Jan. 21. However, 87,388 cases and 729 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,013 new COVID-19 cases, 174 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 79 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 21, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 72,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,035 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,127 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,114 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 236 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,626 cases115 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Bland County: 587 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,716 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 663 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,200 cases62 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,881 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 547 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 540 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 194 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 3,209 cases191 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 648 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,079 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Galax: 945 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 871 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 990 cases, 59 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,794 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,458 cases, 245 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Highland County: 71 cases
  • Lexington: 760 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,606 cases144 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,273 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,977 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths
  • Nelson County: 554 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Patrick County: 962 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,735 cases, 141 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,026 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Radford: 1,739 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,275 cases166 hospitalizations, and 112 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,920 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 935 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Salem: 1,590 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,686 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Jan. 20, VDH reported a 67 new COVID-19 cases in Pulaski County, which is the highest single-day increase in the locality; 63 in Bedford County; 61 in Lynchburg; 60 in Montgomery County; 47 in Amherst County; 45 in Wythe County; 39 in Henry County; 35 in Roanoke City; 34 in Campbell County; 34 in Franklin County; 28 in Danville; 27 in Pittsylvania County; 25 in Roanoke County; 23 in Rockbridge County; 19 in Halifax County; 18 in Appomattox County; 15 in Charlotte County; 15 in Nelson County; 11 in Grayson County; 11 in Patrick County; 10 in Buena Vista; 10 in Carroll County; 10 in Galax; 10 in Martinsville; nine in Giles County; nine in Radford; eight in Botetourt County; seven in Alleghany County; six in Floyd County; five in Salem; three in Bland County; three in Covington; three in Craig County; and three in Lexington.

In addition, of the 79 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says 12 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Lynchburg, three are from Roanoke County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Henry County, one is from Nelson County, and one is from Pulaski County.

Health officials say they have received 20,405 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 174 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations, three are from Covington, two are from Henry County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Roanoke City.

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