UPDATE: Total Virginia COVID-19 cases top 30,000 while deaths reach 1,009; health officials identify 10 new local cases on Sunday

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UPDATE 2:18 p.m.: Health officials say they identified five new COVID-19 cases in Henry County, three cases in Martinsville, and two cases in Patrick County on Sunday.

According to Nancy Bell with the West Piedmont Health District, here are the patients identified on Sunday.

  • A Henry County boy in his teens who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after he was exposed to the virus by a known source.
  • A Martinsville woman in her 20s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after she was exposed to the virus by an unknown source.
  • A Henry County woman in her 30s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after she was exposed to the virus by an unknown source.
  • A Henry County woman in her 30s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after she was exposed to the virus by a known source.
  • A Martinsville woman in her 30s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after she was exposed to the virus by a known source.
  • A Henry County woman in her 40s who was tested on May 15 after she was exposed to the virus by an unknown source.
  • A Henry County woman in her 40s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after she was exposed to the virus by a known source.
  • A Martinsville man in his 50s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after he was exposed to the virus by a known source.
  • A Patrick County woman in her 50s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after she was exposed to the virus by a known source.
  • A Patrick County man in his 60s who is isolated at home and whose close contacts have been identified and quarantined after he was exposed to the virus by a known source.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 705 new COVID-19 cases and seven new virus-related deaths Sunday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total to 30,388 confirmed and probable cases and 1,009 confirmed and probable deaths.

Health officials confirmed 28,901 cases and 975 deaths are related to the virus as of Sunday, May 17. However, 1,487 cases and 34 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

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According to VDH’s Sunday tally, hundreds of cases are being reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 7 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Amherst County: 25 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 23 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 40 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Botetourt County: 31 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 8 cases
  • Campbell County: 13 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Carroll County: 48 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Charlotte County: 11 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 2 cases
  • Craig County: 4 cases
  • Danville: 44 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Floyd County: 4 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Franklin County: 30 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 80 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Giles County: 5 cases
  • Grayson County: 21 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Halifax County: 27 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Henry County: 36 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Highland County: 2 cases
  • Lexington: 6 cases
  • Lynchburg: 73 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Martinsville: 5 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Montgomery County: 66 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Nelson County: 12 cases
  • Patrick County: 6 cases
  • Pittsylvania County: 24 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Pulaski County: 10 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Radford: 3 cases
  • Roanoke City: 120 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 85 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 11 cases
  • Salem: 32 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Wythe County: 16 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death

VDH says the department has received 3,775 records of confirmed and probable hospitalizations related to the virus as of Sunday.

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