VDH reports largest COVID-19 hospitalization spike since December 2020 with 176 new hospitalizations, 4,181 new cases as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 822,985 coronavirus cases and 12,207 virus-related deaths as of Thursday, which includes 4,181 new confirmed and probable cases and 37 new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 619,377 cases and 10,310 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Sept. 16. However, 203,608 cases and 1,897 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,181 new COVID-19 cases, 176 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 37 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 15, 2021 and Sept. 16, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 1,771 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,910 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,097 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Bath County: 369 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Bedford County: 8,610 cases, 325 hospitalizations, and 117 deaths
  • Bland County: 929 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,199 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,078 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,285 cases, 285 hospitalizations, and 118 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,300 cases, 250 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,095 cases73 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Covington: 679 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 442 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,567 cases, 339 hospitalizations, and 159 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,170 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,160 cases, 227 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Galax: 1,368 cases107 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,806 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,814 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,358 cases, 123 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,647 cases, 408 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
  • Highland County: 150 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,408 cases31 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 10,320 cases, 405 hospitalizations, and 162 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,837 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 10,802 cases, 226 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,149 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,773 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,988 cases, 318 hospitalizations, and 93 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,469 cases, 159 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Radford: 2,681 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 10,482 cases, 297 hospitalizations, and 209 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 10,153 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,842 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Salem: 2,810 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,734 cases, 196 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths

Since Wednesday, Sept. 15, the VDH reported 260 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, which is the city’s second-largest single day increase in cases over the course of the pandemic, surpassed only by the 289 new cases reported on Friday, Sept. 10.

The VDH also reported 75 new cases in Roanoke County, 59 in Bedford County, 53 in Roanoke City, 45 in Montgomery County, 43 in Campbell County, 38 in Danville, 34 in Wythe County, 28 in Pittsylvania County, 27 in Giles County, 25 in Henry County, 22 in Botetourt County, 19 in Amherst County, 18 in Franklin County, 18 in Salem, 17 in Appomattox County, 17 in Rockbridge County, 15 in Alleghany County, 15 in Halifax County, 14 in Carroll County, 12 in Grayson County, 12 in Pulaski County, 10 in Floyd County, 10 in Radford, nine in Bland County, nine in Buena Vista, nine in Charlotte County, seven in Bath County, six in Lexington, six in Martinsville, six in Patrick County, four in Covington, four in Craig County, four in Nelson County, two in Galax, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 37 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says nine are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Danville, one is from Bath County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Floyd County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Salem.

Health officials say they have received 35,337 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 176 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday. This marks the Commonwealth’s largest single-day spike in hospitalizations since Dec. 29, 2020.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, 10 are from Lynchburg, seven are from Bedford County, four are from Campbell County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Galax, two are from Halifax County, one is from Bath County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Danville, one is from Lexington, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Rockbridge County.

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