VDH reports largest COVID-19 death spike since mid-March with 55 new deaths, 2,641 new cases as of Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 860,493 COVID-19 cases and 12,647 virus-related deaths as of Tuesday morning, which includes 2,641 new confirmed and probable cases and 55 new confirmed and probable deaths — the largest single-day increase in deaths since March 12 — from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 644,499 cases and 10,674 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Sept. 28. However, 215,994 cases and 1,973 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 9.4 percent to 9.3 percent in the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 2,641 new COVID-19 cases, 88 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 55 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 27, 2021 and Sept. 28, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 1,920 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,059 cases, 197 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,206 cases103 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Bath County: 409 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,107 cases, 345 hospitalizations, and 125 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,003 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,406 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,128 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,581 cases, 299 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,513 cases, 254 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,157 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 721 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 470 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,797 cases, 346 hospitalizations, and 167 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,283 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,500 cases, 232 hospitalizations, and 93 deaths
  • Galax: 1,420 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,044 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,904 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,499 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 94 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,894 cases, 411 hospitalizations, and 139 deaths
  • Highland County: 160 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,482 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,011 cases, 424 hospitalizations, and 168 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,905 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,206 cases, 243 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,214 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,851 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,333 cases, 326 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,675 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Radford: 2,784 cases46 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,088 cases, 302 hospitalizations, and 216 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 10,803 cases, 228 hospitalizations, and 154 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,944 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Salem: 3,013 cases87 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,036 cases, 203 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths

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

Since Monday, Sept. 27, the VDH reported 49 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 39 in Pittsylvania County, 30 in Roanoke County, 26 in Danville, 26 in Roanoke City, 25 in Montgomery County, 20 in Lynchburg, 19 in Botetourt County, 18 in Wythe County, 17 in Salem, 16 in Carroll County, 13 in Franklin County, 12 in Halifax County, 10 in Henry County, nine in Alleghany County, nine in Giles County, seven in Grayson County, six in Appomattox County, six in Campbell County, six in Pulaski County, five in Amherst County, five in Lexington, five in Martinsville, five in Nelson County, five in Patrick County, five in Rockbridge County, four in Bland County, four in Galax, four in Radford, three in Buena Vista, three in Floyd County, two in Bath County, two in Craig County, one in Covington, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 55 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, the department says two are from Halifax County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, and one is from Salem.

Health officials say they have received 36,450 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 88 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, three are from Bedford County, two are from Halifax County, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Salem, one is from Amherst County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Radford, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Rockbridge County.

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