VDH Tuesday update: 926 new COVID-19 cases, 28 new deaths reported around Virginia; 92 new cases reported in Roanoke City, County

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, Virginia health officials reported 926 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new virus-related deaths, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 167,754 confirmed and probable cases and 3,485 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 157,213 cases and 3,236 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Oct. 20. However, 10,541 cases and 249 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 926 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Tuesday, Oct. 20. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 21,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 89 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 540 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 269 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Bath County: 22 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 1,086 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Bland County: 64 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 357 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 121 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 643 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Carroll County: 568 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 201 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Covington: 35 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 42 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Danville: 1,130 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Floyd County: 233 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Franklin County: 678 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Galax: 433 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 114 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 365 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Halifax County: 459 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Henry County: 1,250 cases, 133 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Highland County: 9 cases
  • Lexington: 208 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,844 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Martinsville: 460 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 2,549 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Nelson County: 126 cases, 6 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Patrick County: 306 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 1,227 cases, 71 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 273 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Radford: 870 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke City: 2,445 cases, 90 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 1,303 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 147 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 471 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Wythe County: 313 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths

Since Monday, Oct. 19, VDH reported 60 new cases in Roanoke City, 32 in Roanoke County, 24 in Salem, 20 in Montgomery County, 18 in Lynchburg, 16 in Franklin County, 11 in Amherst County, 11 in Bedford County, nine in Campbell County, eight in Carroll County, eight in Radford, seven in Pittsylvania County, six in Botetourt County, five in Alleghany County, five in Grayson County, four in Danville, four in Patrick County, four in Pulaski County, three in Charlotte County, three in Lexington, two in Covington, two in Galax, two in Henry County, two in Martinsville, and single new cases in several other localities.

In addition, of the 28 new virus-related deaths reported by health officials on Tuesday, 11 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Salem; one is from Botetourt County; one is from Campbell County; one is from Carroll County; one is from Charlotte County, marking the county’s first coronavirus death; one is from Lynchburg; one is from Pittsylvania County; and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Monday and Tuesday, the department reported one less case in Wythe County, one less hospitalization in Henry County, and one less hospitalization in Roanoke County.

Health officials say the department has received 11,955 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 73 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

Of those newly-reported hospitalizations from Tuesday, three are from Franklin County, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Patrick County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke City.

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