Note: The Virginia Department of Health added an extra confirmed COVID-19 case to Wednesday morning’s tally after this story was published. The numbers in this story have since been updated.
RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday morning, Virginia health officials reported 1,717 new COVID-19 cases — the biggest single-day spike in cases since April 13 — and five new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 701,059 confirmed and probable cases and 11,541 confirmed and probable deaths.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 542,190 cases and 9,745 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Aug. 4. However, 158,869 cases and 1,796 deaths are still reported as “probable.”
According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 104,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:
- Alleghany County: 1,416 cases (-1), 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
- Amherst County: 3,086 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
- Appomattox County: 1,662 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
- Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
- Bedford County: 6,931 cases, 262 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
- Bland County: 707 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
- Botetourt County: 2,751 cases, 71 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
- Buena Vista: 939 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
- Campbell County: 5,154 cases, 219 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
- Carroll County: 2,792 cases, 231 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
- Charlotte County: 899 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
- Covington: 626 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
- Craig County: 341 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
- Danville: 4,601 cases, 324 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
- Floyd County: 910 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
- Franklin County: 4,234 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
- Galax: 1,183 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
- Giles County: 1,372 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
- Grayson County: 1,543 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
- Halifax County: 2,901 cases, 85 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
- Henry County: 4,756 cases, 383 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
- Highland County: 119 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
- Lexington: 1,210 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
- Lynchburg: 7,709 cases, 333 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
- Martinsville: 1,645 cases, 171 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
- Montgomery County: 9,460 cases, 191 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
- Nelson County: 899 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
- Patrick County: 1,444 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
- Pittsylvania County: 5,809 cases, 280 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
- Pulaski County: 2,830 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
- Radford: 2,298 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
- Roanoke City: 8,980 cases, 277 hospitalizations, and 200 deaths
- Roanoke County: 8,803 cases, 202 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
- Rockbridge County: 1,597 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
- Salem: 2,310 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
- Wythe County: 2,857 cases, 178 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
**items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous day’s totals**
Since Tuesday, Aug. 3, the VDH reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 22 in Roanoke County, 19 in Pittsylvania County, 18 in Wythe County, 16 in Danville, 14 in Bedford County, 14 in Montgomery County, 12 in Franklin County, 12 in Lynchburg, 10 in Radford, six in Carroll County, six in Pulaski County, five in Halifax County, five in Nelson County, five in Salem, four in Botetourt County, four in Campbell County, three in Amherst County, three in Giles County, three in Henry County, three in Highland County, two in Covington, two in Floyd County, two in Galax, two in Rockbridge County, one in Appomattox County, one in Bland County, one in Buena Vista, one in Lexington, one in Martinsville, and one in Patrick County.
In addition, of the five new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says one is from Carroll County and one is from Pittsylvania County.
However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Alleghany County.
Health officials say they have received 31,546 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 76 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday. This marks the Commonwealth’s largest single-day increase in hospitalizations since May 6.
Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, two are from Amherst County, two are from Henry County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Danville, one is from Galax, one is from Grayson County, and one is from Roanoke City.
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