VDH: Saturday’s new COVID-19 numbers at 779; new daily virus-related deaths at 11

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 779 new coronavirus cases and 11 new virus-related deaths as of Saturday, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 666,111 confirmed and probable cases and 10,885 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 518,126 cases and 9,168 deaths are related to the virus as of Saturday, May 8. However, 147,985 cases and 1,717 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Saturday count, more than 100,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,331 cases (-3), 59 hospitalizations (-2), and 48 deaths (-1)
  • Amherst County: 2,917 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,589 cases (-1), 68 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 270 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,334 cases, 222 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Bland County: 673 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,519 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 904 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,464 cases, 166 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,641 cases, 208 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 855 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 600 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 310 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,377 cases, 281 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
  • Floyd County: 852 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,028 cases, 176 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Galax: 1,168 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,274 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,462 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,799 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,559 cases, 348 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,189 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,705 cases, 330 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,595 cases, 156 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,334 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Nelson County: 890 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,347 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,527 cases, 240 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,630 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,132 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,429 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 192 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,216 cases, 176 hospitalizations, and 143 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,533 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,150 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,636 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths

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

Since Friday, May 7, the VDH the following rises in cases of at least 10 or more in the following localities: Bedford and Franklin Counties each have 11 new cases, Henry County has 26 new cases, Lynchburg has 20 new cases, Roanoke City has 15 new cases and Roanoke County has 18 new cases.

In addition, of the 11 new virus-related deaths reported on Saturday, the department says one is from Campbell County, one is from Giles County and one is from Roanoke County.

Health officials say they have received 28,876 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Saturday, which is 56 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Saturday, one is from Bedford County, seven are from Carroll County, one is from Floyd County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Henry County, one is from Pittsylvania County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Rockbridge County and one is from Wythe County.

VDH also reported the following revisions, as of Saturday.

Total Cases
  • Alleghany County has three less cases
  • Appomattox County has one less case
Total Hospitalizations
  • Alleghany County has two less hospitalizations
Total Deaths
  • Alleghany County has one less virus-related death

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