VDH reports second-highest death spike with 93 new COVID-19 deaths, 4,707 new cases as of Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Tuesday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported a total of 483,326 COVID-19 cases and 6,174 virus-related death, which includes 4,707 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 93 new confirmed and probable fatalities from across the Commonwealth, which is Virginia’s second-highest single-day increase in deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 389,259 cases and 5,442 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Jan. 26. However, 94,067 cases and 732 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,707 new COVID-19 cases, 96 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 93 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 26, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 74,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,091 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,284 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,183 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bath County: 238 cases (-2) and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,915 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Bland County: 596 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,781 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 700 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,376 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,935 cases, 130 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 589 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 555 cases (-3), 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 208 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 3,412 cases194 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Floyd County: 667 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,206 cases, 103 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Galax: 947 cases (-3), 67 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 893 cases (-1), 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,024 cases60 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,886 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,578 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Highland County: 77 cases
  • Lexington: 786 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,938 cases, 151 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,317 cases112 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 6,114 cases135 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Nelson County: 598 cases25 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,000 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,952 cases143 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,104 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Radford: 1,771 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,559 cases, 165 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 6,110 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,012 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Salem: 1,638 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,750 cases, 87 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths

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

Since Monday, Jan. 25, VDH reported 53 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 40 in Franklin County, 39 in Montgomery County, 37 in Roanoke County, 34 in Pittsylvania County, 31 in Bedford County, 23 in Henry County, 23 in Martinsville, 20 in Campbell County, 20 in Wythe County, 18 in Lynchburg, 15 in Nelson County, 14 in Amherst County, 13 in Pulaski County, 12 in Danville, 10 in Alleghany County, 10 in Botetourt County, 10 in Grayson County, 10 in Halifax County, eight in Appomattox County, eight in Salem, six in Carroll County, six in Rockbridge County, five in Buena Vista, five in Floyd County, four in Radford, two in Craig County, one in Highland County, one in Lexington, and one in Patrick County.

In addition, of the 93 new deaths reported on Tuesday, health officials say 18 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Lexington, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bland County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Martinsville, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Salem.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, VDH reported three less cases in Covington, three less cases in Galax, two less cases in Bath County, and one less case in Giles County.

The department has reportedly received 20,860 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 96 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, two are from Danville, two are from Martinsville, one is from Bedford County, one is from Grayson County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Nelson County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

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