VDH reports 863 new COVID-19 cases while total deaths climb to 2,427 as of Thursday

Coronavirus
(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Thursday morning’s update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 109,882 COVID-19 cases and 2,427 virus-related deaths, including 863 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 17 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 105,289 cases and 2,310 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Aug. 20. However, 4,593 cases and 117 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 863 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Thursday, Aug. 20. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 8,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 59 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 237 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Appomattox County: 121 cases and 7 hospitalizations
  • Bath County: 4 cases
  • Bedford County: 447 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bland County: 38 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Botetourt County: 221 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 68 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 270 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Carroll County: 358 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 59 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 15 cases
  • Craig County: 20 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 506 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Floyd County: 118 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Franklin County: 197 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 388 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Giles County: 34 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 166 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Halifax County: 176 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Henry County: 717 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Highland County: 6 cases
  • Lexington: 38 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lynchburg: 789 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Martinsville: 265 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 341 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Nelson County: 76 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Patrick County: 190 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 603 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 99 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Radford: 75 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 1,104 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 530 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 80 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Salem: 176 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 131 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

Since Wednesday, Aug. 19, VDH reported 27 new cases in Lynchburg; 19 new cases in Roanoke City; 18 new cases and two new hospitalizations in Henry County; 15 new cases and one new hospitalization in Pittsylvania County; 11 new cases in Bedford County; 10 new cases and two new hospitalizations in Danville; nine new cases in Amherst County; eight new cases in Appomattox County; six new cases in Campbell County; six new cases in Halifax County; five new cases in Martinsville; four new cases and one new death in Carroll County; four new cases in Montgomery County; four new cases, one new hospitalization, and one new death in Patrick County; four new cases in Roanoke County; three new cases in Franklin County; three new cases and one new hospitalization in Pulaski County; three new cases in Radford; three new cases and one new hospitalization in Salem; one new case and one new hospitalization in Botetourt County; one new case in Buena Vista; one new case and one new hospitalization in Floyd County; one new case in Lexington; and one new case in Nelson County.

Health officials say the department has received 8,998 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Thursday.

Latest Stories

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form

Restaurant Service Guide