VDH reports smallest COVID-19 case spike in 2 months with 1,428 new cases, 47 new deaths as of Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, Virginia health officials reported 1,428 new coronavirus cases — the smallest single-day case spike since Aug. 9 — and 47 new virus-related deaths, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 878,518 confirmed and probable cases and 12,955 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 656,694 cases and 10,919 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Oct. 5. However, 221,824 cases and 2,036 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has stayed at 8.5 percent in the past 24 hours.

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 132,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,975 cases (-1), 80 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,141 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,270 cases, 105 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Bath County: 421 cases (-1), 15 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,337 cases, 363 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,027 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,509 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,185 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,752 cases, 308 hospitalizations, and 128 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,624 cases, 258 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,183 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Covington: 733 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Craig County: 483 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,931 cases (-1), 347 hospitalizations, and 175 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,323 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,644 cases, 238 hospitalizations, and 94 deaths
  • Galax: 1,438 cases (-2), 113 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,100 cases (-1), 79 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,950 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,620 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,027 cases, 420 hospitalizations, and 143 deaths
  • Highland County: 163 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,508 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,264 cases, 436 hospitalizations, and 174 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,935 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,368 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,254 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,902 cases, 130 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,561 cases, 333 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,807 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Radford: 2,819 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,415 cases, 305 hospitalizations, and 218 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,097 cases, 236 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,989 cases69 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Salem: 3,141 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,183 cases, 206 hospitalizations, and 90 deaths

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

Since Monday, Oct. 4, the VDH reported 26 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 20 in Pittsylvania County, 19 in Roanoke County, 18 in Campbell County, 14 in Pulaski County, 10 in Carroll County, eight in Lynchburg, eight in Montgomery County, seven in Amherst County, seven in Halifax County, six in Roanoke City, five in Appomattox County, five in Franklin County, four in Botetourt County, four in Buena Vista, four in Henry County, four in Martinsville, four in Nelson County, three in Grayson County, two in Charlotte County, two in Covington, two in Patrick County, one in Craig County, one in Floyd County, one in Lexington, and one in Rockbridge County.

In addition, of the 47 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, health officials say two are from Roanoke City, one is from Bland County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Danville, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, the VDH reported two less coronavirus cases in Galax, one less case in Alleghany County, one less case in Bath County, one less case in Danville, and one less case in Giles County.

The department has received 36,994 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 81 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, seven are from Pulaski County, three are from Henry County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Rockbridge County, and one is from Wythe County.

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