VDH Thursday update: 5,294 new COVID-19 cases, 74 new deaths reported around Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 5,294 new COVID-19 cases and 74 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 417,839 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 5,626 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 343,304 cases and 4,952 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Jan. 14. However, 74,535 cases and 674 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 5,294 new COVID-19 cases, 125 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 74 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 14, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 58,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 926 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Amherst County: 1,858 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 989 cases36 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 219 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,102 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Bland County: 557 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,595 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 618 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Campbell County: 2,775 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,785 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 454 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Covington: 498 cases12 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 167 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Danville: 2,975 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 595 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 2,822 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Galax: 910 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Giles County: 794 cases27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 915 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,492 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,211 cases, 237 hospitalizationsand 63 deaths (-1)
  • Highland County: 62 cases
  • Lexington: 706 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,111 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,174 cases107 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,719 cases, 123 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Nelson County: 463 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 912 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,378 cases, 136 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,854 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Radford: 1,673 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 5,862 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,415 cases, 107 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 839 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Salem: 1,447 cases41 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,568 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Jan. 13, VDH reported 100 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 79 in Campbell County, 71 in Lynchburg, 68 in Roanoke City, 46 in Halifax County, 45 in Danville, 45 in Roanoke County, 42 in Pittsylvania County, 37 in Amherst County, 35 in Henry County, 34 in Franklin County, 29 in Appomattox County, 28 in Montgomery County, 24 in Wythe County, 23 in Pulaski County, 18 in Carroll County, 17 in Rockbridge County, 16 in Botetourt County, 16 in Grayson County, 13 in Radford, 12 in Buena Vista, 12 in Charlotte County, 12 in Lexington, 11 in Nelson County, 11 in Patrick County, 10 in Covington, 10 in Galax, 10 in Martinsville, nine in Bland County, eight in Giles County, eight in Salem, seven in Alleghany County, four in Bath County, four in Floyd County, and one in Craig County.

In addition, of the 74 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say four are from Lexington, which is the locality’s highest single-day increase in deaths; two are from Roanoke City; one is from Alleghany County; one is from Bland County; one is from Campbell County; one is from Halifax County; one is from Montgomery County; one is from Roanoke County; and one is from Salem.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, VDH reported one less death in Henry County.

The department says it has received 19,595 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 125 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly reported hospitalizations from Thursday, two are from Franklin County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Covington, one is from Giles County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Salem and one is from Wythe County.

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District (RCAHD) has been administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers. Last week, the RCAHD had received a total of 2500 doses and had given 1750 doses (including a total of 160 doses to healthcare providers to vaccinate healthcare providers). All of this vaccine went into the arms of healthcare workers in the Phase 1a priority group. 

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