VDH Tuesday update: COVID case count increases by 1,586 while number of hospitalizations drops by 241

Coronavirus

(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,586 new coronavirus cases and 25 new virus-related deaths in Tuesday morning’s update, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 959,156 confirmed and probable cases and 14,573 confirmed and probable deaths.

Virginia health officials confirmed 708,779 cases and 12,234 deaths are related to the virus as of Tuesday, Nov. 23. However, 250,377 cases and 2,339 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has decreased from 6.3 percent to 6.2 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 1,586 new COVID-19 cases, 241 less virus-related hospitalizations, and 25 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Nov. 22, 2021 and Nov. 23, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Tuesday tally, more than 153,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,232 cases (+6), 85 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,489 cases (+8), 232 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,489 cases (+2), 123 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 504 cases (+4), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 10,323 cases (+20), 409 hospitalizations, and 162 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,119 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,099 cases (+9), 97 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,404 cases (+3), 33 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,521 cases (+30)366 hospitalizations (+2), and 146 deaths (+1)
  • Carroll County: 4,247 cases (+11), 314 hospitalizations (+1), and 103 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,353 cases (+2), 79 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Covington: 772 cases (-2), 33 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Craig County: 629 cases (+4), 21 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Danville: 6,435 cases (+1)368 hospitalizations (+2), and 198 deaths (+1)
  • Floyd County: 1,529 cases (+6), 49 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Franklin County: 6,357 cases (+11), 267 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Galax: 1,600 cases (+6), 127 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,384 cases (+6), 92 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,259 cases (+6)143 hospitalizations (+2), and 51 deaths (+1)
  • Halifax County: 4,091 cases (+12)181 hospitalizations (+1), and 112 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,966 cases (+5)455 hospitalizations (+1), and 170 deaths
  • Highland County: 190 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,618 cases (+2), 37 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,942 cases (-1), 483 hospitalizations (+1), and 195 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,203 cases (+5), 185 hospitalizations (+1), and 91 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 12,083 cases (+14), 260 hospitalizations (+1), and 114 deaths (+1)
  • Nelson County: 1,440 cases (+3), 57 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,256 cases (+5), 136 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,416 cases (+7), 375 hospitalizations (-1), and 129 deaths (-1)
  • Pulaski County: 4,347 cases (+6), 215 hospitalizations (+10), and 92 deaths
  • Radford: 3,014 cases (-2), 48 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 12,693 cases (+20), 326 hospitalizations, and 255 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 12,432 cases (+28), 270 hospitalizations (+1), and 182 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,252 cases (+1), 79 hospitalizations (+1), and 65 deaths
  • Salem: 3,688 cases (+7), 102 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,725 cases (+10), 265 hospitalizations (+1), and 109 deaths (+3)

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

The department has reportedly received 39,506 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Tuesday, which is 241 less hospitalizations than VDH reported on Monday.

The VDH has yet to provide a reason for this steep drop in hospitalization numbers.

For breaking news delivered to you, subscribe to WFXR’s breaking news email list

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form