VDH reports highest COVID-19 case spike since February with 2,117 new cases, 117 new hospitalizations as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 713,195 COVID-19 cases and 11,581 virus-related deaths as of Wednesday, which includes 2,117 new confirmed and probable cases — the largest single-day case spike since Feb. 21 — and three new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 549,561 cases and 9,780 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Aug. 11. However, 163,634 cases and 1,801 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,117 new COVID-19 cases, 117 new virus-related hospitalizations, and three new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 107,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,423 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,131 cases, 144 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,690 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,062 cases276 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Bland County: 721 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,798 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 943 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,269 cases235 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,836 cases, 232 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 906 cases58 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 628 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 351 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,682 cases, 325 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Floyd County: 950 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,327 cases, 211 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,203 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,388 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,557 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,948 cases, 87 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,829 cases, 385 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 121 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,222 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,828 cases, 346 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,660 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,586 cases, 195 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 915 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,477 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,920 cases287 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,896 cases, 140 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Radford: 2,331 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,126 cases, 282 hospitalizations, and 201 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,975 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,608 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,360 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,981 cases, 179 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Aug. 10, the VDH reported 36 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 34 in Campbell County, 28 in Bedford County, 28 in Roanoke City, 27 in Henry County, 26 in Lynchburg 26 in Pittsylvania County, 25 in Montgomery County, 23 in Pulaski County, 20 in Wythe County, 17 in Franklin County, 16 in Salem, 15 in Danville, 11 in Appomattox County, 10 in Amherst County, 10 in Patrick County, eight in Halifax County, six in Radford, five in Martinsville, four in Botetourt County, four in Carroll County, four in Grayson County, four in Lexington, three in Bland County, three in Nelson County, two in Buena Vista, two in Charlotte County, two in Craig County, two in Floyd County, two in Galax, two in Giles County, one in Alleghany County, and one in Rockbridge County.

In addition, of the three new virus-related deaths from Wednesday, health officials say one is from Bedford County and one is from Danville.

The department has received 31,966 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 117 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday. This marks Virginia’s largest single-day increase in hospitalizations since March 23.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, 16 are from Campbell County, 10 are from Lynchburg, nine are from Amherst County, seven in Bedford County, three in Pittsylvania County, three in Roanoke City, one in Charlotte County, one in Henry County, and one in Pulaski County.

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