VDH reports largest COVID case spike since early October with 3,074 new cases; 78 new hospitalizations as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 3,074 new coronavirus cases — the largest single-day case spike since Oct. 6 — and 30 new virus-related deaths on Thursday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 991,221 confirmed and probable cases and 14,868 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 728,989 cases and 12,488 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Dec. 9. However, 262,232 cases and 2,380 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 8 percent to 8.1 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 3,074 new COVID-19 cases, 78 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 30 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Dec. 8, 2021 and Dec. 9, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 156,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,344 cases (+7), 85 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,610 cases (+5)238 hospitalizations (+4), and 62 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,589 cases (+4), 127 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 528 cases (+1), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 10,667 cases (+49)433 hospitalizations (+1), and 168 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,145 cases (+6), 51 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,306 cases (+20), 98 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,455 cases (+6)34 hospitalizations (+1), and 30 deaths (+1)
  • Campbell County: 7,808 cases (+32), 382 hospitalizations (+1), and 151 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,473 cases (+19), 328 hospitalizations (+2), and 105 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,414 cases (+6), 85 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Covington: 791 cases (+1), 33 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Craig County: 687 cases (+4), 22 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Danville: 6,570 cases (+17), 377 hospitalizations, and 200 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,621 cases (+13), 49 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Franklin County: 6,724 cases (+31)283 hospitalizations (+2), and 114 deaths
  • Galax: 1,666 cases (+5), 132 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,447 cases (+3), 94 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,353 cases (+10), 147 hospitalizations (+1), and 53 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,218 cases (+15), 183 hospitalizations, and 117 deaths (+2)
  • Henry County: 7,214 cases (+14), 472 hospitalizations (+1), and 184 deaths
  • Highland County: 202 cases (+4), 2 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,650 cases (+3), 38 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 12,277 cases (+22), 507 hospitalizations (+4), and 198 deaths (+2)
  • Martinsville: 2,261 cases (+4), 186 hospitalizations, and 94 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 12,356 cases (+27), 268 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,519 cases (+14), 61 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths (+1)
  • Patrick County: 2,364 cases (+12), 137 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,631 cases (+24), 394 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,520 cases (+20), 231 hospitalizations (+1), and 98 deaths
  • Radford: 3,123 cases (+8), 54 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 13,184 cases (+38), 331 hospitalizations, and 258 deaths (+1)
  • Roanoke County: 13,044 cases (+62), 272 hospitalizations, and 185 deaths (+1)
  • Rockbridge County: 2,319 cases (+4), 80 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Salem: 3,969 cases (+28), 102 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths (+1)
  • Wythe County: 4,913 cases (+11), 273 hospitalizations, and 113 deaths (+1)

**items in bold indicate increases or decreases in the total number of cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths since the previous weekday**

Health officials say they have received 40,264 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 78 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

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