VDH Tuesday update: 4,526 new COVID-19 cases, 59 new deaths reported around Virginia

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UPDATE 1:32 p.m.: According to the Mount Rogers Health District, the nine new coronavirus-related deaths reported from Carroll County since Monday — marking the county’s highest single-day increase in deaths since the start of the pandemic — are related to an outbreak at a long-term care facility.

WFXR News has also contacted VDH to inquire about the five new deaths reported in Montgomery County between Monday and Tuesday.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced a total of 451,076 coronavirus cases and 5,798 virus-related deaths in Tuesday morning’s update, including 4,526 new confirmed and probable diagnoses and 59 new confirmed and probable fatalities across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 366,159 cases and 5,084 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Jan. 19. However, 84,917 cases and 714 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 4,526 new COVID-19 cases, 84 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 59 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 19, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

This comes after the department reported its highest and second-highest single-day increase in cases since the start of the pandemic, with 9,914 new coronavirus cases reported around Virginia as of Sunday, Jan. 17, followed by 7,245 new cases as of Monday, Jan. 18.

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 69,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,014 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,049 cases51 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,088 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bath County: 232 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,517 cases113 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Bland County: 584 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,684 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 647 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,113 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,861 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 527 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 526 cases (-3), 13 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 189 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Danville: 3,167 cases, 190 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Floyd County: 633 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,001 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Galax: 932 cases66 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 849 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 972 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,756 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,391 cases, 243 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Highland County: 69 cases
  • Lexington: 740 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 5,514 cases141 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,263 cases109 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 5,894 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths
  • Nelson County: 523 cases24 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 939 cases (-1), 75 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 3,679 cases, 140 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,947 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Radford: 1,726 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,205 cases165 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 5,819 cases109 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 904 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Salem: 1,582 cases45 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,631 cases, 81 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths

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

Since Monday, VDH reported 58 in Roanoke County, 49 in Lynchburg 37 in Bedford County, 29 in Campbell County, 29 in Franklin County, 26 in Henry County, 21 in Montgomery County, 19 in Halifax County, 19 in Salem, 18 in Pittsylvania County, 16 in Amherst County, 16 in Roanoke City, 15 in Carroll County, 14 in Appomattox County, 14 in Botetourt County, 14 in Rockbridge County, 12 in Danville, 11 in Lexington, 10 in Martinsville, nine in Buena Vista, nine in Charlotte County, nine in Galax, seven in Nelson County, five in Alleghany County, five in Bland County, five in Grayson County, five in Wythe County, four in Radford, three in Giles County, two in Floyd County, two in Highland County, two in Pulaski County, one in Bath County, and one in Craig County.

In addition, of the 59 new virus-related deaths reported on Tuesday, the department says 18 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, nine are from Carroll County, which is the locality’s highest single day spike in deaths; five are from Montgomery County; one is from Buena Vista; one is from Campbell County; one is from Lexington; and one is from Radford.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, VDH reported three less coronavirus cases in Covington and one less case in Patrick County.

Health officials say they have received 20,066 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 84 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of those newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, seven are from Lynchburg, four are from Roanoke City, three are from Carroll County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Martinsville, one is from Galax, one is from Henry County, one is from Nelson County, one is from Roanoke County, one is from Salem.

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