VDH: Total COVID-19 cases reach 59,946 while deaths climb to 1,675 as of Thursday


UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: The West Piedmont Health District has announced eight newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their region today.

In Henry County, five new cases have been confirmed. Two are males with an age range between their teens and 40s; and three females with an age range between their teens, into their 20s.

In Patrick County, one female in her 60s has been confirmed with the virus.

And in Franklin County, two males with ages ranging from their 30s and 40s have been confirmed with coronavirus.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Thursday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 59,946 COVID-19 cases and 1,675 virus-related deaths, including 432 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 14 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 57,384 cases and 1,572 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, June 25. However, 2,562 cases and 103 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 432 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Thursday, June 25. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 31 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Amherst County: 32 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 37 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 106 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Bland County: 2 cases
  • Botetourt County: 69 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 14 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Campbell County: 34 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Carroll County: 200 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 30 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 3 cases
  • Craig County: 6 cases
  • Danville: 73 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Floyd County: 14 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Franklin County: 53 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 238 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Giles County: 8 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Grayson County: 81 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Halifax County: 41 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Henry County: 232 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Highland County: 3 cases
  • Lexington: 10 cases
  • Lynchburg: 122 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Martinsville: 70 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Montgomery County: 116 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Nelson County: 18 cases
  • Patrick County: 39 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pittsylvania County: 95 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 39 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Radford: 11 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Roanoke City: 359 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 200 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 27 cases
  • Salem: 50 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 48 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death

Since Wednesday, June 24, VDH reported seven new cases and three new hospitalizations in Pittsylvania County, six new cases in Lynchburg, five new cases and one new hospitalization in Galax, four new cases in Carroll County, three new cases in Rockbridge County, two new cases in Bedford County, two new cases in Campbell County, two new cases in Henry County, two new cases in Wythe County, one new case in Amherst County, one new case in Appomattox County, and one new case and the first hospitalization in Giles County.

While VDH’s database reported the first death in Patrick County on Wednesday, the department released a statement on Thursday to announce two residents who contracted the disease have died.

“Sadly, we have experienced the first COVID-19-related fatalities among residents of Patrick County,” says Dr. Kerry Gateley, director of the West Piedmont Health District. “On behalf of all of us at VDH, I extend sincere condolences to these persons’ friends and loved ones.”

Meanwhile, the number of cases reported in Charlotte County, Covington, and Floyd County each dropped by one while Halifax County reported one less hospitalization Thursday morning.

Health officials say the department has received 5,995 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Thursday.

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