VDH reports second-highest spike in deaths with 231 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,124 new cases as of Monday

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(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

(Photo: Courtesy CDC via MGN Online)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 577,174 COVID-19 cases and 8,783 virus-related deaths in Monday morning’s update, including 1,124 new confirmed and probable cases and 231 new confirmed and probable fatalities — which is just three deaths shy of the highest single-day spike in deaths — from across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 454,735 cases and 7,530 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, March 1. However, 122,439 cases and 1,253 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,124 new COVID-19 cases, 43 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 231 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of March 1, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Monday count, more than 89,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,251 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,676 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,413 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Bath County: 245 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,795 cases, 150 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Bland County: 622 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,223 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 839 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,011 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,115 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 747 cases (-1), 39 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Covington: 546 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Craig County: 241 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,319 cases, 235 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Floyd County: 735 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,714 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Galax: 996 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,076 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,133 cases, 71 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,435 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,206 cases, 284 hospitalizations, and 107 deaths
  • Highland County: 91 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,116 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,906 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 123 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,509 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,723 cases, 147 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Nelson County: 768 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,198 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,767 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,313 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths
  • Radford: 1,891 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,552 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 152 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,329 cases, 128 hospitalizations, and 109 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,278 cases (-1), 41 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Salem: 1,858 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,029 cases, 114 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths

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

Since Sunday, Feb. 28, the VDH reported 38 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 19 in Roanoke City, 12 in Roanoke County, 11 in Henry County, nine in Lynchburg, eight in Bedford County, eight in Carroll County, eight in Lexington, seven in Botetourt County, seven in Wythe County, six in Pittsylvania County, four in Pulaski County, three in Franklin County, three in Halifax County, three in Radford, two in Amherst County, two in Appomattox County, two in Campbell County, two in Danville, two in Martinsville, one in Alleghany County, one in Buena Vista, one in Covington, one in Galax, one in Giles County, one in Nelson County, and one in Salem.

In addition, of the 231 new virus-related deaths reported on Monday, the department says 41 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, six are from Lynchburg, marking the locality’s largest single-day spike in deaths; four are from Montgomery County; three are from Buena Vista; three are from Roanoke City; three are from Roanoke County; two are from Danville; two are from Galax; two are from Henry County; two are from Wythe County; one is from Alleghany County; one is from Amherst County; one is from Botetourt County; one is from Campbell County; one is from Carroll County; one is from Covington; one is from Craig County; one is from Franklin County; one is from Halifax County; one is from Lexington; one is from Martinsville; one is from Patrick County; one is from Pulaski County; and one is from Rockbridge County.

However, between Sunday and Monday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Charlotte County and one less case in Rockbridge County.

Health officials say they have received 24,158 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 43 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Sunday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Monday, three are from Henry County, one is from Danville, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Rockbridge County, and one is from Wythe County.

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