VDH reports nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases while total deaths increase by 58 as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 2,959 new coronavirus cases and 58 new virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, increasing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 513,339 confirmed and probable cases and 6,575 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 410,550 cases and 5,712 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Feb. 3. However, 102,789 cases and 863 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,959 new COVID-19 cases, 122 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 58 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Feb. 3, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 79,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,142 cases51 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,421 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,258 cases43 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bath County: 241 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,257 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Bland County: 604 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,900 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 767 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,581 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,988 cases, 138 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 638 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Covington: 585 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 217 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 3,704 cases197 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Floyd County: 689 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,407 cases, 114 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Galax: 960 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Giles County: 945 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,045 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,065 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,787 cases253 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Highland County: 84 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 828 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,279 cases, 157 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,392 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 6,414 cases, 138 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Nelson County: 656 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,077 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,179 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,184 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Radford: 1,808 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,009 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 125 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 6,588 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,088 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Salem: 1,751 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,832 cases, 95 hospitalizationsand 42 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Feb. 2, VDH reported 58 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 44 in Bedford County, 42 in Halifax County, 32 in Montgomery County, 28 in Franklin County, 24 in Henry County, 24 in Roanoke City, 24 in Wythe County, 23 in Danville, 21 in Pittsylvania County, 20 in Campbell County, 19 in Buena Vista, 19 in Covington, 18 in Roanoke County, 12 in Amherst County, 12 in Rockbridge County, 10 in Lexington, nine in Botetourt County, eight in Patrick County, six in Alleghany County, six in Martinsville, six in Radford, five in Floyd County, five in Nelson County, five in Pulaski County, four in Carroll County, four in Grayson County, three in Giles County, two in Appomattox County, two in Charlotte County, two in Galax, one in Bath County, one in Bland County, and one in Salem.

In addition, of the 58 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says 17 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, six are from Wythe County, which is the locality’s highest single-day increase in cases; four are from Lynchburg; two are from Danville; one is from Bedford County; one is from Bedford County; one is from Franklin County; one is from Roanoke City; and one is from Roanoke County.

Health officials say they have received 21,638 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 122 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, two are from Franklin County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Danville, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

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