VDH reports largest COVID case spike since mid-September with 4,437 new cases, 75 new hospitalizations as of Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 4,437 new coronavirus cases — the largest single-day case spike since Sept. 10 — and 38 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 1,028,135 confirmed and probable cases and 15,174 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 752,048 cases and 12,726 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Dec. 21. However, 276,087 cases and 2,448 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 9.4 percent to 9.7 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 4,437 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 38 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Dec. 20, 2021 and Dec. 21, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 162,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,436 cases (+13), 85 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,735 cases (+6), 241 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,635 cases (+3), 131 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Bath County: 547 cases (+3), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 10,986 cases (+17), 447 hospitalizations, and 172 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,160 cases (+1), 53 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,548 cases (+17), 99 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,477 cases (+2)36 hospitalizations (+2), and 32 deaths
  • Campbell County: 8,040 cases (+18), 394 hospitalizations, and 154 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,606 cases (+14), 337 hospitalizations (+1), and 109 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,470 cases (+6), 87 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Covington: 802 cases (+1), 33 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 713 cases (+5), 23 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 6,749 cases (-13), 387 hospitalizations (+1), and 205 deaths (+1)
  • Floyd County: 1,707 cases (+7)54 hospitalizations (+1), and 32 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,044 cases (+11)290 hospitalizations (+1), and 121 deaths (+1)
  • Galax: 1,721 cases (+10), 139 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,535 cases (+7), 95 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,527 cases (+12), 161 hospitalizations (+1), and 56 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,365 cases (+9), 190 hospitalizations (-1), and 118 deaths
  • Henry County: 7,439 cases (+20), 483 hospitalizations, and 197 deaths (+2)
  • Highland County: 220 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,667 cases (+2), 38 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 12,525 cases (+26), 524 hospitalizations (+1), and 207 deaths (+1)
  • Martinsville: 2,317 cases, 188 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths (+1)
  • Montgomery County: 12,677 cases (+23), 280 hospitalizations (+2), and 117 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,607 cases (+9), 63 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,450 cases (+13), 138 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,855 cases (+14), 408 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths (+1)
  • Pulaski County: 4,659 cases (+14), 233 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths (+1)
  • Radford: 3,190 cases (+5), 55 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 13,638 cases (+20), 333 hospitalizations, and 268 deaths (+2)
  • Roanoke County: 13,465 cases (+43)278 hospitalizations (+1), and 191 deaths (+1)
  • Rockbridge County: 2,378 cases (+1), 84 hospitalizations (+1), and 68 deaths
  • Salem: 4,146 cases (+18), 103 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,017 cases (+10), 277 hospitalizations (+1), and 116 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 39,935 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 75 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday, Dec. 20.

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