VDH Thursday update: 1,928 new COVID-19 cases reported in Virginia while total hospitalizations increase by 101

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 631,083 COVID-19 cases and 10,436 virus-related deaths in Thursday morning’s update, which includes 1,928 new confirmed and probable cases — the largest single-day increase in cases since mid-March — and 21 new confirmed and probable fatalities from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 492,454 cases and 8,742 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, April 8. However, 138,629 cases and 1,694 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,928 new COVID-19 cases, 101 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 21 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of April 8, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 96,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,283 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,818 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,491 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Bath County: 255 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,132 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Bland County: 651 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,440 cases58 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 871 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,258 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,375 cases, 168 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 804 cases46 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Covington: 576 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Craig County: 284 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,205 cases, 265 hospitalizations, and 128 deaths
  • Floyd County: 808 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,904 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Galax: 1,071 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,183 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,253 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,701 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,418 cases316 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 108 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,154 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,317 cases294 hospitalizations, and 142 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,558 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 8,926 cases, 159 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Nelson County: 876 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,288 cases, 99 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,369 cases, 221 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,483 cases115 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Radford: 2,033 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,105 cases, 230 hospitalizations, and 184 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,880 cases149 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,460 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 1,998 cases68 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,411 cases132 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, April 7, the VDH reported 19 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 16 in Roanoke City, 14 in Henry County, 14 in Roanoke County, 13 in Lynchburg, 11 in Carroll County, 11 in Danville, nine in Amherst County, nine in Pittsylvania County, eight in Campbell County, eight in Wythe County, six in Alleghany County, six in Galax, six in Giles County, five in Bedford County, five in Grayson County, four in Craig County, four in Franklin County, three in Appomattox County, three in Halifax County, three in Radford, two in Botetourt County, two in Buena Vista, two in Nelson County, two in Pulaski County, two in Salem, one in Bath County, one in Charlotte County, one in Covington, one in Floyd County, one in Lexington, one in Martinsville, and one in Patrick County.

In addition, of the 21 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says one is from Danville, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke City.

Health officials say they have received 27,012 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 101 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, three are from Danville, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke City, two are from Salem, two are from Wythe County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Henry County, one is from Martinsville, and one is from Roanoke County.

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