VDH reports biggest COVID-19 data spike in months with 3,454 new cases, 129 new hospitalizations as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 3,454 new coronavirus cases — the largest single-day case spike since Feb. 11 — and 22 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 747,640 confirmed and probable cases and 11,715 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 571,686 cases and 9,895 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Aug. 25. However, 175,954 cases and 1,820 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 3,454 new COVID-19 cases, 129 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 22 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 25, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 112,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,490 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,299 cases157 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,807 cases83 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 287 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,379 cases290 hospitalizations, and 112 deaths
  • Bland County: 761 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,902 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 969 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,490 cases, 247 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,986 cases238 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 963 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 640 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 391 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,954 cases332 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,004 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,589 cases, 216 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,242 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,457 cases59 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,626 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,111 cases, 102 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,071 cases, 401 hospitalizations, and 126 deaths
  • Highland County: 124 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,281 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 8,150 cases369 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,733 cases176 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,893 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Nelson County: 990 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,575 cases124 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,284 cases, 297 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,082 cases, 148 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Radford: 2,420 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,556 cases, 288 hospitalizations, and 206 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,370 cases, 209 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,664 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,480 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,242 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Aug. 24, the VDH reported 42 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 31 in Danville, 31 in Lynchburg, 30 in Montgomery County, 30 in Pittsylvania County, 28 in Wythe County, 26 in Bedford County, 25 in Franklin County, 23 in Alleghany County, 23 in Patrick County, 23 in Roanoke County, 21 in Henry County, 18 in Amherst County, 17 in Campbell County, 13 in Carroll County, 13 in Radford, 12 in Botetourt County, 12 in Pulaski County, 10 in Lexington, nine in Grayson County, eight in Charlotte County, eight in Galax, eight in Nelson County, seven in Appomattox County, seven in Rockbridge County, seven in Salem, six in Bland County, six in Giles County, five in Buena Vista, five in Martinsville, four in Floyd County, three in Bath County, two in Craig County, two in Halifax County, one in Covington, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 22 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, health officials say four are from Halifax County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Wythe County.

The department has received 33,096 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 122 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday. This marks the highest single-day jump in hospitalizations since March 12.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Amherst County, three are from Danville, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Appomattox County, two are from Campbell County, two are from Montgomery County, two are from Patrick County, two are from Wythe County. one is from Bedford County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Carroll County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Giles County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Henry County, and one is from Martinsville.

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