VDH reports second-highest spike in COVID-19 deaths with 156 new deaths, 2,036 new cases as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) —The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 2,036 new coronavirus cases and 156 new virus-related deaths — marking the second-highest single-day increase in deaths — in Thursday morning’s update, bringing the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 570,982 confirmed and probable cases and 7,963 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 450,388 cases and 6,848 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Feb. 25. However, 120,594 cases and 1,115 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,036 new COVID-19 cases, 73 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 156 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Feb. 25, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 1,234 cases52 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,663 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,396 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Bath County: 243 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,769 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Bland County: 620 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,193 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 835 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,977 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,097 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 740 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Covington: 545 cases (-9), 22 hospitalizations (-1), and 8 deaths
  • Craig County: 237 cases (-1), 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Danville: 4,262 cases, 229 hospitalizations, and 102 deaths
  • Floyd County: 728 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,679 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Galax: 991 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,065 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,122 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,407 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,165 cases, 279 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths (-1)
  • Highland County: 89 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,094 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,874 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 109 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,498 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,538 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Nelson County: 762 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,188 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,718 cases, 163 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,288 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Radford: 1,881 cases (-3)35 hospitalizations (-1), and 11 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,484 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,259 cases, 127 hospitalizations (-2), and 100 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,266 cases (-1), 40 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Salem: 1,839 cases (-24), 56 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,016 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Feb. 24, the VDH reported 60 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 54 in Roanoke County, 29 in Roanoke City, 22 in Pittsylvania County, 21 in Bedford County, 20 in Henry County, 17 in Campbell County, 16 in Danville, 15 in Patrick County, 13 in Giles County, 10 in Alleghany County, seven in Botetourt County, seven in Charlotte County, seven in Halifax County, seven in Lexington, seven in Lynchburg, six in Carroll County, six in Nelson County, five in Wythe County, four in Amherst County, four in Franklin County, four in Martinsville, three in Appomattox County, three in Pulaski County, two in Buena Vista, and one in Bath County.

In addition, of the 156 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say almost 40 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, six are from Bedford County, five are from Campbell County, five are from Roanoke City, four are from Lynchburg, two are from Danville, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Covington, one is from Franklin County, one is from Giles County, one is from Lexington, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Rockbridge County, and one is from Salem.

Both Bedford County and Campbell County reported record-high single-day spikes in deaths in Thursday’s tally.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less case in Craig County; one less case in Rockbridge County; one less death in Henry County; two less hospitalizations in Roanoke County; three less cases and one les hospitalization in Radford; nine less cases and one less hospitalization in Covington; and 24 less cases in Salem.

The department has reportedly received 23,871 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 73 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, four are from Amherst County, marking the locality’s highest single-day increase in hospitalizations; three are from Roanoke City; two are from Grayson County; two are from Lynchburg; one is from Alleghany County; one is from Appomattox County; one is from Bedford County; one is from Campbell County; one is from Danville; one is from Halifax County; one is from Martinsville; and one is from Montgomery County.

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