VDH reports highest data spike in months with 1,845 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Friday morning’s update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,845 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day case spike since April 13, and 12 new virus-related deaths, the largest single-day death spike since June 13. This brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 704,664 confirmed and probable cases and 11,558 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 544,353 cases and 9,760 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Aug. 6. However, 160,311 cases and 1,798 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,845 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 12 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 6, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 1,417 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,104 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,670 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,990 cases265 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Bland County: 715 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,764 cases, 71 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 939 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,192 cases, 219 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,803 cases, 231 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 902 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 627 cases (-1), 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 345 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,625 cases, 325 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Floyd County: 919 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,261 cases, 207 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,189 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,379 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,544 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,921 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,776 cases, 384 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 119 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,215 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,754 cases, 336 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,648 cases, 171 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,492 cases, 193 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 903 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,450 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,850 cases, 281 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,845 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Radford: 2,309 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,022 cases, 279 hospitalizations, and 201 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,878 cases, 202 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,601 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,324 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,907 cases, 178 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Aug. 5, the VDH reported 35 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 26 in Wythe County, 24 in Pittsylvania County, 22 in Lynchburg, 20 in Montgomery County, 18 in Bedford County, 17 in Danville, 16 in Campbell County, 15 in Roanoke City, 13 in Franklin County, 12 in Henry County, 10 in Amherst County, eight in Halifax County, seven in Pulaski County, seven in Salem, six in Carroll County, six in Floyd County, five in Botetourt County, five in Galax, five in Radford, four in Appomattox County, four in Giles County, four in Lexington, four in Rockbridge County, three in Bland County, three in Martinsville, three in Nelson County, two in Charlotte County, two in Craig County, and two in Patrick County.

In addition, of the 12 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says one is from Patrick County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Covington.

Health officials say they have received 31,628 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 33 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, two are from Bedford County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Montgomery County.

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