VDH: Saturday’s new COVID-19 numbers at 481; 23 new virus-related deaths

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia health officials reported a total of 672,793 coronavirus cases and 11,097 virus-related deaths as of Saturday morning, which includes 481 new confirmed and probable cases and 23 new confirmed and probable fatalities from across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 523,548 cases and 9,365 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, May 22. However, 149,245 cases and 1,732 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday update, more than 102,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,361 cases (-3), 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,939 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,598 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Bath County: 273 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,446 cases, 235 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Bland County: 679 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,540 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 910 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,526 cases, 176 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,678 cases, 216 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 870 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 605 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 316 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,440 cases, 292 hospitalizations, and 138 deaths
  • Floyd County: 873 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,067 cases, 186 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Galax: 1,169 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,288 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,485 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,814 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,619 cases, 362 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,207 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,872 cases, 338 hospitalizations, and 153 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,608 cases, 162 hospitalizations (-1), and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,393 cases, 187 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Nelson County: 899 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,366 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,559 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,662 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,155 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,494 cases, 252 hospitalizations, and 192 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,276 cases, 178 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,554 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,174 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,664 cases, 156 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths

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

Since Friday, May 21, the VDH reported that Danville had 10 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the area. All other locations with new cases reported less than ten new cases.

In addition, of the 23 new virus-related deaths reported on Saturday, health officials say one is from Bedford, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Danville, two are from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County and one is from Pittsylvania County.

Health officials say they have received 29,475 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 34 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Amherst County, one is from Bedford County, two are from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Patrick County and one is from Pulaski County.

VDH also reported the following revisions on Saturday.

Total Cases
  • Alleghany County has three fewer cases.
Total Hospitalizations
  • Martinsville has one fewer hospitalization.

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