VDH Saturday update: Over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported while total deaths reach 3,578 as of Saturday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Saturday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported 1,088 new COVID-19 cases and 39 new virus-related deaths, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 172,372 confirmed and probable cases and 3,578 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 160,843 cases and 3,328 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, Oct. 24. However, 11,529 cases and 250 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday count, more than 22,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 109 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 568 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 284 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Bath County: 24 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 1,163 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 380 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 121 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 676 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Carroll County: 592 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 212 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Covington: 35 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 49 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Danville: 1,167 cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Floyd County: 240 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Franklin County: 775 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Galax: 439 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 122 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 373 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Halifax County: 484 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Henry County: 1,283 cases, 134 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Highland County: 10 cases
  • Lexington: 233 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,905 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Martinsville: 477 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 2,686 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Nelson County: 136 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Patrick County: 317 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 1,255 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 279 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Radford: 919 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke City: 2,624 cases, 94 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 1,424 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 150 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 517 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Wythe County: 329 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths

Since Friday, Oct. 23, VDH reported a few significant rises in cases in our region. Those include: Bedford County with 12 new cases, Franklin County has 27 new cases, Halifax County has 12 new cases, Lexington has 16 new cases, Lynchburg has 12 new cases, Montgomery County has 89 new cases, Radford has 12 new cases, Roanoke City has 46 new cases and Roanoke County has 33 new cases.

VDH lowered cases since Friday’s report in Craig, Floyd and Grayson Counties by one in each locality.

In addition, of the 39 new virus-related deaths reported around the Commonwealth on Saturday. The department says one is from Appomattox County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Martinsville, two are from Roanoke and one is from Roanoke County.

Health officials say they have received 12,198 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 58 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of those newly reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Franklin County, one is from Patrick County, six are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke City and two are from Roanoke County.

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