VDH reports highest single-day COVID-19 death spike since mid-March with 52 new deaths, 4,066 new cases as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 818,804 coronavirus cases and 12,170 virus-related deaths, which includes 4,066 new confirmed and probable cases and 52 new confirmed and probable deaths — marking the highest single-day death spike since March 12 — from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 616,680 cases and 10,278 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Sept. 15. However, 202,124 cases and 1,892 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

This news comes as officials from the VDH, Centra Health, the City of Lynchburg, and Lynchburg City Schools are set to hold a 10 a.m. news conference to discuss the rising virus cases and the impact on the community. You can watch this news conference live at WFXRtv.com, on the WFXR News Facebook page, or on the WFXR News app.

Health officials reported 4,066 new COVID-19 cases, 112 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 52 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 14, 2021 and Sept. 15, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 118,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,756 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,891 cases, 181 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,080 cases99 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Bath County: 362 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 8,551 cases, 318 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
  • Bland County: 920 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,177 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,069 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,242 cases, 281 hospitalizations, and 118 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,286 cases, 250 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,086 cases72 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 675 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 438 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,502 cases, 336 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,160 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,142 cases, 227 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Galax: 1,366 cases, 105 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,779 cases66 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,802 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,343 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,622 cases, 408 hospitalizations (-1), and 134 deaths (-1)
  • Highland County: 149 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,402 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 10,060 cases, 395 hospitalizations, and 161 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,831 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,757 cases, 226 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,145 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,767 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,911 cases, 318 hospitalizations, and 93 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,457 cases, 159 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Radford: 2,671 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 10,429 cases, 297 hospitalizations, and 208 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 10,078 cases, 219 hospitalizationsand 153 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,825 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Salem: 2,792 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,700 cases, 196 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Sept. 14, the VDH reported 169 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 68 in Bedford County, 64 in Roanoke City, 59 in Campbell County, 49 in Montgomery County, 41 in Amherst County, 36 in Wythe County, 31 in Henry County, 29 in Alleghany County, 29 in Pulaski County, 22 in Franklin County, 21 in Appomattox County, 21 in Radford, 19 in Carroll County, 19 in Salem, 18 in Roanoke County, 17 in Giles County, 14 in Botetourt County, 13 in Buena Vista, 12 in Floyd County, 10 in Rockbridge County, nine in Bath County, nine in Halifax County, eight in Lexington, eight in Patrick County, seven in Galax, seven in Grayson County, six in Bland County, six in Nelson County, five in Charlotte County, three in Highland County, two in Covington, and two in Martinsville.

In addition, of the 52 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says two are from Carroll County, two are from Martinsville, one is from Amherst County, one is from Franklin County, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less virus-related hospitalization and one less virus-related death in Henry County.

Health officials say they have received 35,161 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 112 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Giles County, two are from Appomattox County, two are from Bland County, two are from Carroll County, two are from Franklin County, two are from Halifax County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

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