RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 2,598 new coronavirus cases — the largest single-day case spike since Oct. 14 — and 12 new virus-related deaths in Friday’s update, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 976,599 confirmed and probable cases and 14,753 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 719,490 cases and 12,386 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Dec. 3. However, 254,965 cases and 2,367 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has stayed at 7.4 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 2,598 new COVID-19 cases, 53 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 12 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Dec. 2, 2021 and Dec. 3, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 2,290 cases (+5), 85 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,526 cases (+5), 232 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,548 cases (+9), 127 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 519 cases (+3), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 10,507 cases (+20)427 hospitalizations (+1), and 167 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,133 cases (+1), 51 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,203 cases (+12), 98 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,433 cases (+4), 33 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,673 cases (+16), 377 hospitalizations (+1), and 149 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,389 cases (+15), 324 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,384 cases (+2), 82 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Covington: 789 cases (+4), 33 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Craig County: 663 cases (+3), 21 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Danville: 6,512 cases (+9), 377 hospitalizations (+2), and 198 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,564 cases (+4), 49 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Franklin County: 6,557 cases (+41)275 hospitalizations (+1), and 112 deaths
  • Galax: 1,645 cases (+6), 131 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,426 cases (+6), 93 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,312 cases (+3), 144 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,148 cases (+11), 182 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths
  • Henry County: 7,093 cases (+16), 462 hospitalizations, and 175 deaths
  • Highland County: 197 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,632 cases (+2), 37 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 12,113 cases (+50), 496 hospitalizations (+3), and 196 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,227 cases (+1), 186 hospitalizations, and 94 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 12,221 cases (+25), 266 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,470 cases (+7), 61 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,306 cases (+7), 137 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths (+1)
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,532 cases (+14), 386 hospitalizations (+1), and 133 deaths (+1)
  • Pulaski County: 4,440 cases (+7), 226 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Radford: 3,067 cases (+6), 52 hospitalizations (+1), and 36 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 12,967 cases (+44)328 hospitalizations (+1), and 257 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 12,777 cases (+43), 271 hospitalizations (-1), and 183 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,294 cases (+6), 80 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Salem: 3,7821 cases (+26), 102 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,845 cases (+18), 270 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths

**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 39,887 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 53 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

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