VDH reports another record-high spike in deaths Tuesday with 172 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,769 new cases


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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 567,039 coronavirus cases and 7,658 virus-related deaths as of Tuesday morning, including 1,769 new confirmed and probable cases and 172 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 447,840 cases and 6,590 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Feb. 23. However, 119,199 cases and 1,068 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Tuesday marks the fourth day in a row that the department has reported record-high single-day spikes in virus-related deaths across Virginia. In addition, the VDH reported record-high single-day increases in deaths in Appomattox County, Campbell County, and Lynchburg on Tuesday.

Health officials reported 1,769 new COVID-19 cases, 168 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 172 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 87,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,163 cases49 hospitalizations (-2), and 38 deaths (-1)
  • Amherst County: 2,649 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,391 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Bath County: 240 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,721 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Bland County: 619 cases (-1), 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,168 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 829 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,957 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,078 cases151 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 733 cases38 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 611 cases (-19), 24 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Craig County: 238 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Danville: 4,240 cases, 228 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Floyd County: 725 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,660 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Galax: 984 cases (-1), 73 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,045 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,118 cases69 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,372 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,140 cases, 277 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Highland County: 90 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,088 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,863 cases, 198 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,490 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,399 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Nelson County: 755 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,171 cases (-1), 89 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,684 cases159 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,274 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Radford: 1,879 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,430 cases, 185 hospitalizations (-1), and 135 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,192 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,248 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Salem: 1,879 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,007 cases, 111 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths

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

Since Monday, Feb. 22, the VDH reported 56 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 34 in Roanoke City, 22 in Henry County, 18 in Alleghany County, 18 in Campbell County, 17 in Bedford County, 15 in Roanoke County, 14 in Halifax County, 13 in Botetourt County, nine in Carroll County, seven in Amherst County, seven in Danville, seven in Grayson County, seven in Nelson County, six in Appomattox County, six in Pittsylvania County, six in Radford, five in Lexington, five in Martinsville, four in Franklin County, four in Lynchburg, three in Pulaski County, three in Wythe County, two in Buena Vista, two in Charlotte County, two in Craig County, one in Floyd County, one in Giles County, and one in Salem.

In addition, of the 172 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, health officials say 39 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, five are from Lynchburg, four are from Campbell County, four are from Henry County, four are from Martinsville, three are from Bedford County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Appomattox County, two are from Botetourt County, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke City, two are from Salem, two are from Wythe County, one is from Covington, one is from Halifax County, and one is from Montgomery County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, VDH reported one less COVID-19 case in Bland County; one less case in Galax; one less case in Patrick County; one less hospitalization in Roanoke City; two less hospitalizations and one less death in Alleghany County; and 19 less cases in Covington.

The department has reportedly received 23,698 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 168 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, three are from Covington, three are from Henry County, two are from Danville, two are from Grayson County, two are from Halifax County, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Giles County, and one is from Lynchburg.

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