VDH Tuesday update: 1,299 new COVID-19 cases, 48 new deaths reported around Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 919,999 COVID-19 cases and 13,793 virus-related deaths, which includes 1,299 new confirmed and probable cases and 48 new confirmed and probable deaths from across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 683,967 cases and 11,581 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Oct. 26. However, 236,032 cases and 2,212 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 6.3 percent to 6.2 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 1,299 new COVID-19 cases, 69 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 48 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 25, 2021 and Oct. 26, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,107 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,326 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,381 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 485 case, 19 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,877 cases, 384 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,060 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,841 cases, 94 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,303 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,135 cases343 hospitalizations, and 136 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,913 cases283 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,274 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Covington: 758 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 544 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Danville: 6,195 cases, 357 hospitalizations, and 189 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,425 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Franklin County: 6,000 cases, 247 hospitalizations, and 102 deaths
  • Galax: 1,510 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,253 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,062 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,870 cases, 169 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,428 cases, 433 hospitalizations, and 154 deaths
  • Highland County: 178 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,561 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,771 cases467 hospitalizations, and 186 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,046 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,727 cases, 254 hospitalizations, and 107 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,349 cases (-5), 54 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,020 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,106 cases, 351 hospitalizations (-1), and 114 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,119 cases, 195 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Radford: 2,903 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 12,059 cases, 315 hospitalizations, and 235 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,801 cases, 261 hospitalizations, and 168 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,115 cases74 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Salem: 3,454 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,454 cases, 224 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths

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

Since Monday, Oct. 25, the VDH reported 27 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 24 in Campbell County, 22 in Roanoke County, 21 in Henry County, 19 in Bedford County, 18 in Pittsylvania County, 14 in Montgomery County, 12 in Amherst County, 12 in Roanoke City, 11 in Halifax County, nine in Botetourt County, nine in Wythe County, eight in Rockbridge County, seven in Pulaski County, six in Buena Vista, six in Radford, six in Salem, five in Danville, five in Floyd County, four in Appomattox County, four in Carroll County, four in Franklin County, four in Galax, three in Alleghany County, three in Bath County, three in Charlotte County, three in Martinsville, two in Covington, two in Craig County, two in Patrick County, one in Bland County, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 48 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, the department says two are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Craig County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus hospitalization in Pittsylvania County and five less cases in Nelson County.

Health officials say they have received 38,466 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 69 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, five are from Lynchburg, three are from Campbell County, two are from Halifax County, two are from Rockbridge County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, and one is from Pulaski County.

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