VDH reports record-high spike in COVID-19 deaths with 155 new deaths, 1,155 new cases as of Monday

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(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Monday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 565,270 coronavirus cases and 7,486 virus-related deaths, including 1,155 new confirmed and probable cases and 155 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 446,642 cases and 6,445 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Feb. 22. However, 118,628 cases and 1,041 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

This marks the third-day in a row that the department has reported record-high single-day spikes in virus-related deaths across Virginia.

Health officials reported 1,155 new COVID-19 cases, 49 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 155 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Feb. 22, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Monday count, more than 87,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,145 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,642 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,385 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bath County: 240 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,704 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Bland County: 620 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,155 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 827 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,939 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,069 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 731 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 630 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Craig County: 236 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Danville: 4,233 cases, 226 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Floyd County: 724 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,656 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Galax: 985 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,044 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,111 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,358 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,118 cases, 274 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Highland County: 90 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,083 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,859 cases, 197 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,485 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,343 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Nelson County: 748 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,172 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,678 cases, 157 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,271 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Radford: 1,873 cases36 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,396 cases, 186 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,177 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,248 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Salem: 1,878 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,004 cases111 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths

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

Since Sunday, Feb. 21, the VDH reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 15 in Danville, 14 in Roanoke City, 11 in Roanoke County, nine in Halifax County, nine in Pittsylvania County, eight in Rockbridge County, eight in Salem, six in Botetourt County, five in Campbell County, four in Grayson County, four in Lynchburg, three in Carroll County, three in Henry County, three in Pulaski County, three in Wythe County, two in Alleghany County, two in Appomattox County, two in Charlotte County, two in Franklin County, two in Galax, two in Nelson County, one in Amherst County, one in Bedford County, one in Buena Vista, one in Giles County, one in Martinsville, one in Patrick County, and one in Radford.

In addition, of the 155 new virus-related deaths reported on Monday, health officials say 27 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, three are from Henry County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Campbell County, two are from Covington, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Bath County, one is from Craig County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Galax, one is from Giles County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Martinsville, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Rockbridge County, and one is from Wythe County.

The department has reportedly received 23,530 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 49 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Sunday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Monday, one is from Bedford County, one is from Giles County, one is from Henry County, one is from Radford, and one is from Wythe County.

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