VDH reports largest COVID-19 data spike in months with 4,474 new cases, 137 new hospitalizations as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 793,391 coronavirus cases and 11,977 virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, which includes 4,474 new confirmed and probable cases — the largest single-day jump in cases since Feb. 6 — and 30 new confirmed and probable deaths around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 600,444 cases and 10,120 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Sept. 8. However, 192,947 cases and 1,857 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,474 new COVID-19 cases, 137 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 30 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 7, 2021 and Sept. 8, 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: 1,654 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,653 cases, 173 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,943 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Bath County: 325 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 8,021 cases, 310 hospitalizations, and 115 deaths
  • Bland County: 857 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,073 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,021 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,892 cases, 262 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,177 cases, 245 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,049 cases, 69 hospitalizations (-1), and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 666 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 429 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,284 cases, 332 hospitalizations, and 156 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,107 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,001 cases, 223 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Galax: 1,335 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,646 cases, 61 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,750 cases, 110 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,259 cases, 115 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,477 cases, 407 hospitalizations, and 130 deaths
  • Highland County: 135 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,358 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 9,121 cases, 386 hospitalizations, and 158 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,810 cases, 180 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,446 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,091 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,719 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,665 cases, 310 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,313 cases, 154 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Radford: 2,598 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 10,132 cases, 295 hospitalizations, and 208 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,802 cases, 216 hospitalizations, and 152 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,761 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Salem: 2,683 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,503 cases, 191 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Sept. 7, the VDH reported 127 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 71 in Montgomery County, 66 in Roanoke County, 58 in Bedford County, 58 in Roanoke City, 53 in Franklin County, 52 in Danville, 48 in Campbell County, 34 in Wythe County, 32 in Henry County, 32 in Pittsylvania County, 31 in Giles County, 29 in Salem, 26 in Radford, 19 in Amherst County, 19 in Botetourt County, 18 in Grayson County, 17 in Alleghany County, 17 in Halifax County, 15 in Patrick County, 12 in Lexington, 10 in Rockbridge County, eight in Bland County, eight in Craig County, seven in Carroll County, seven in Nelson County, six in Appomattox County, six in Buena Vista, six in Galax, six in Highland County, six in Pulaski County, five in Floyd County, three in Charlotte County, three in Martinsville, and one in Bath County.

In addition, of the 30 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, health officials says one is from Danville, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Rockbridge County.

The department has received 34,449 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 137 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday. This marks the Commonwealth’s largest single-day jump in cases since March 12.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, four are from Halifax County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Rockbridge County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less hospitalization in Charlotte County.

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