VDH reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since February, 109 new hospitalizations as of Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 3,027 new coronavirus cases — the first time a single-day case spike has surpassed 3,000 since mid-February — and 18 new virus-related deaths as of Tuesday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 744,187 confirmed and probable cases and 11,693 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 569,469 cases and 9,877 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Aug. 24. However, 174,718 cases and 1,816 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 3,027 new COVID-19 cases, 109 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 18 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 24, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 112,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,467 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,281 cases154 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,800 cases81 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 284 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,353 cases289 hospitalizations, and 112 deaths
  • Bland County: 755 cases (-1)35 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,890 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 964 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,473 cases, 245 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,973 cases, 237 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 955 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 639 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 389 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,923 cases, 329 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,000 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,564 cases, 215 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,234 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,451 cases58 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,617 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,109 cases, 101 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,050 cases, 400 hospitalizations, and 126 deaths
  • Highland County: 123 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,271 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 8,119 cases366 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,728 cases175 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,863 cases, 202 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Nelson County: 982 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,552 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,254 cases, 297 hospitalizations, and 87 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,070 cases, 148 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Radford: 2,407 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,514 cases, 288 hospitalizations, and 205 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,347 cases209 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,657 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,473 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,214 cases, 187 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths

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

Since Monday, Aug. 23, the VDH reported 51 new COVID-19 cases in Pittsylvania County, 36 in Roanoke County, 28 in Montgomery County, 26 in Bedford County, 26 in Roanoke City, 25 in Henry County, 25 in Pulaski County, 21 in Wythe County, 18 in Franklin County, 16 in Danville, 14 in Lynchburg, 13 in Halifax County, 12 in Campbell County, 11 in Carroll County, 11 in Giles County, 10 in Amherst County, 10 in Lexington, 10 in Salem, nine in Appomattox County, seven in Radford, six in Botetourt County, six in Craig County, six in Martinsville, four in Charlotte County, three in Grayson County, three in Nelson County, two in Alleghany County, two in Covington, two in Floyd County, two in Galax, two in Patrick County, and two in Rockbridge County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Bland County.

In addition, of the 18 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, health officials say one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke City.

The department has received 32,967 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 109 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, nine are from Lynchburg, five are from Amherst County, three are from Campbell County, three are from Montgomery County, two are from Appomattox County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Bland County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Floyd County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Giles County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Pulaski County, and one is from Roanoke County.

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