VDH reports second-highest spike in COVID-19 deaths with 84 new deaths, 4,561 new cases as of Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 407,947 COVID-19 cases and 5,477 virus-related deaths in Tuesday morning’s tally, which includes 4,561 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 84 new confirmed and probable fatalities, marking the second highest single-day increase in deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 336,203 cases and 4,833 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Jan. 12. However, 71,744 cases and 644 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,561 new COVID-19 cases, 144 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 84 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 12, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 58,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 932 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Amherst County: 1,787 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 933 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 212 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 3,908 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Bland County: 546 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,548 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 593 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Campbell County: 2,613 cases57 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,743 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 429 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Covington: 479 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 162 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Danville: 2,886 cases, 181 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 585 cases20 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Franklin County: 2,746 cases, 88 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Galax: 894 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Giles County: 774 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 888 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,437 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,124 cases, 234 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Highland County: 62 cases
  • Lexington: 686 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 4,960 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,148 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,658 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Nelson County: 446 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 891 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,280 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,814 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Radford: 1,648 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 5,742 cases, 153 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,307 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 812 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Salem: 1,417 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,521 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths

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

Since Monday, Jan. 11, VDH reported 123 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 98 in Lynchburg, 93 in Pittsylvania County, 74 in Roanoke County, 68 in Campbell County, 46 in Danville, 41 in Roanoke City, 32 in Botetourt County, 30 in Franklin County, 27 in Amherst County, 25 in Montgomery County, 24 in Salem, 23 in Alleghany County, 23 in Halifax County, 19 in Henry County, 17 in Appomattox County, 15 in Covington, 13 in Pulaski County, 10 in Carroll County, 10 in Giles County, 10 in Wythe County, nine in Martinsville, nine in Radford, nine in Rockbridge County, eight in Patrick County, seven in Buena Vista, five in Grayson County, four in Floyd County, three in Bath County, three in Charlotte County, three in Lexington, two in Craig County, and two in Nelson County.

According to the department, Bedford County and Lynchburg both reported new record highs for single-day case spikes on Tuesday.

In addition, of the 84 newly-reported deaths from Tuesday, health officials say 19 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, three are from Buena Vista, two are from Carroll County, two are from Franklin County, two are from Lexington, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Galax, one is from Giles County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Salem.

The department says it has received 19,326 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 144 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Henry County, two are from Patrick County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Floyd County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Rockbridge County.

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