VDH reports largest COVID-19 death spike since mid-March with 54 new deaths, 3,767 new cases as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 843,979 COVID-19 cases and 12,463 virus-related deaths as of Thursday morning, which includes 3,767 new confirmed and probable cases and 54 new confirmed and probable deaths — the largest single-day death spike since March 12 — from across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 635,157 cases and 10,523 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Sept. 23. However, 211,822 cases and 1,940 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 132,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,874 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,065 cases, 192 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,187 cases102 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Bath County: 400 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,001 cases, 336 hospitalizations, and 120 deaths
  • Bland County: 981 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,312 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,110 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,529 cases, 297 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,442 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,139 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 697 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 464 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,726 cases, 346 hospitalizations, and 166 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,235 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,342 cases, 230 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Galax: 1,414 cases, 111 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,967 cases, 71 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,864 cases, 115 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,450 cases, 135 hospitalizations (-1), and 91 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,778 cases, 409 hospitalizations, and 137 deaths
  • Highland County: 154 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,453 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,023 cases, 420 hospitalizations, and 167 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,884 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,066 cases, 236 hospitalizationsand 88 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,197 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,822 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,206 cases, 324 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,602 cases, 169 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Radford: 2,740 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 10,884 cases, 301 hospitalizations, and 214 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 10,558 cases, 227 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,905 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Salem: 2,933 cases84 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,922 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Sept. 22, the VDH reported 100 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 76 in Bedford County, 70 in Lynchburg, 55 in Campbell County, 54 in Roanoke City, 53 in Montgomery County, 36 in Pittsylvania County, 30 in Wythe County, 29 in Salem, 26 in Danville, 26 in Henry County, 25 in Amherst County, 24 in Botetourt County, 23 in Giles County, 23 in Pulaski County, 22 in Franklin County, 18 in Carroll County, 17 in Alleghany County, 17 in Galax, 17 in Halifax County, 13 in Appomattox County, 11 in Bland County, 10 in Nelson County, nine in Patrick County, nine in Radford, eight in Lexington, eight in Rockbridge County, seven in Floyd County, six in Martinsville, four in Buena Vista, four in Charlotte County, four in Grayson County, three in Covington, one in Craig County, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 54 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say 12 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Campbell County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke City.

The department has received 36,047 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 114 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, five are from Bedford County, five are from Lynchburg, four are from Amherst County, four are from Campbell County, three are from Appomattox County, three are from Galax, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Bath County, one is from Danville, one is from Floyd County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Highland County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Roanoke County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less hospitalization in Halifax County.

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