VDH Tuesday update: 2,244 new COVID-19 cases, 83 new hospitalizations reported in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 2,244 new coronavirus cases and seven new virus-related deaths on Tuesday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 725,971 confirmed and probable cases and 11,625 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 557,789 cases and 9,819 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Aug. 17. However, 168,182 cases and 1,806 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 107,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,436 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,189 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,732 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 279 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,185 cases, 282 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Bland County: 732 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,845 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 952 cases28 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,362 cases, 239 hospitalizations, and 108 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,893 cases, 233 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 925 cases, 62 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 630 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 359 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,761 cases, 326 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths
  • Floyd County: 978 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,430 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,216 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,419 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,576 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,044 cases, 92 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,925 cases, 392 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 121 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,240 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,970 cases, 352 hospitalizations, and 152 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,680 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,697 cases, 197 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 939 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,501 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 6,049 cases292 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,955 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Radford: 2,353 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,273 cases, 285 hospitalizations, and 203 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,111 cases, 207 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,626 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,404 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,068 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths

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

Since Monday, Aug. 16, the VDH reported 47 new COVID-19 cases in Pittsylvania County, 23 in Roanoke County, 21 in Lynchburg, 20 in Montgomery County, 17 in Campbell County, 17 in Henry County, 14 in Wythe County, 13 in Bedford County, 12 in Roanoke City, nine in Halifax County, eight in Floyd County, eight in Franklin County, seven in Botetourt County, seven in Carroll County, six in Appomattox County, six in Danville, four in Amherst County, four in Galax, four in Giles County, three in Bland County, three in Charlotte County, three in Lexington, three in Pulaski County, two in Alleghany County, two in Buena Vista, two in Martinsville, two in Nelson County, two in Patrick County, two in Radford, one in Grayson County, one in Rockbridge County, and one in Salem.

In addition, of the seven new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, the department says one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, and one is from Danville.

Health officials say they have received 32,399 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 83 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, two are from Charlotte County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Henry County, and one is from Pittsylvania County.

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