RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Thursday morning’s update, Virginia health officials reported 5,121 new COVID-19 cases and 80 new virus-related deaths, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 493,674 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 6,308 confirmed and probable fatalities.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 396,440 cases and 5,566 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Jan. 28. However, 97,234 cases and 742 deaths are still reported as “probable.”
According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 74,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:
- Alleghany County: 1,101 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
- Amherst County: 2,338 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
- Appomattox County: 1,216 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
- Bath County: 239 cases and 5 hospitalizations
- Bedford County: 5,045 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
- Bland County: 600 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
- Botetourt County: 1,813 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
- Buena Vista: 726 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
- Campbell County: 3,439 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
- Carroll County: 1,959 cases, 134 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
- Charlotte County: 619 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
- Covington: 559 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
- Craig County: 210 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
- Danville: 3,537 cases, 194 hospitalizations (-1), and 64 deaths
- Floyd County: 670 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
- Franklin County: 3,271 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
- Galax: 953 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
- Giles County: 904 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
- Grayson County: 1,033 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
- Halifax County: 1,955 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
- Henry County: 3,684 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
- Highland County: 78 cases
- Lexington: 800 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
- Lynchburg: 6,049 cases, 153 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
- Martinsville: 1,345 cases, 115 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
- Montgomery County: 6,219 cases, 136 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
- Nelson County: 623 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
- Patrick County: 1,035 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
- Pittsylvania County: 4,039 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
- Pulaski County: 2,141 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
- Radford: 1,784 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
- Roanoke City: 6,687 cases, 165 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
- Roanoke County: 6,248 cases, 117 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
- Rockbridge County: 1,043 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
- Salem: 1,685 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
- Wythe County: 1,780 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
***items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous day’s totals***
Since Wednesday, Jan. 27, VDH reported 60 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 54 in Danville, 53 in Halifax County, 52 in Henry County, 51 in Bedford County, 50 in Roanoke City, 46 in Lynchburg, 35 in Pittsylvania County, 31 in Montgomery County, 30 in Franklin County, 18 in Charlotte County, 18 in Rockbridge County, 17 in Amherst County, 15 in Campbell County, 14 in Nelson County, 14 in Patrick County, 13 in Appomattox County, 13 in Buena Vista, 13 in Martinsville, 13 in Pulaski County, 22 in Botetourt County, nine in Carroll County, nine in Wythe County, eight in Radford, seven in Salem, five in Alleghany County, four in Lexington, three in Craig County, two in Bath County, two in Covington, two in Galax, two in Grayson County, one in Bland County, one in Floyd County, and one in Giles County.
In addition, of the 80 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say 16 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, five are from Henry County, four are from Martinsville, two are from Wythe County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Franklin County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke County.
Both Henry County and Martinsville reported their biggest single-day increase in virus-related deaths on Thursday.
The department has reportedly received 21,113 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 127 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.
Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, three are from Martinsville, two are from Wythe County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Salem.
However, between Wednesday and Thursday, VDH reported one less hospitalization in Danville.