VDH Wednesday update: 1,327 new COVID-19 cases, 50 new deaths reported in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 1,327 new COVID-19 cases and 50 new virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 598,468 confirmed and probable cases and 10,154 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 470,403 cases and 8,470 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, March 17. However, 128,065 cases and 1,684 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,327 new COVID-19 cases, 78 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 50 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of March 17, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to the VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 92,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,256 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,742 cases, 94 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,449 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Bath County: 246 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,929 cases, 179 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths
  • Bland County: 628 cases (-1), 22 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,339 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 856 cases (-1), 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,142 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,188 cases, 154 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 781 cases (-1), 41 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Covington: 554 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Craig County: 250 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,151 cases (-48), 251 hospitalizations, and 123 deaths
  • Floyd County: 766 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,776 cases, 137 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Galax: 1,011 cases (-1), 77 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,112 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,169 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,578 cases68 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,280 cases, 299 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 98 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,140 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,986 cases248 hospitalizations, and 141 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,527 cases, 132 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 8,460 cases152 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths
  • Nelson County: 842 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,261 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,117 cases191 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,383 cases, 109 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 1,944 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,806 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 178 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 7,560 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,426 cases, 43 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Salem: 1,934 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,140 cases, 118 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, March 16, the VDH reported 53 new COVID-19 cases in Pittsylvania County, 23 in Montgomery County, 12 in Roanoke City, 12 in Rockbridge County, 10 in Bedford County, 10 in Halifax County, nine in Roanoke County, eight in Botetourt County, six in Campbell County, six in Franklin County, six in Salem, five in Carroll County, five in Pulaski County, three in Amherst County, three in Appomattox County, three in Henry County, three in Lynchburg, three in Radford, two in Craig County, two in Martinsville, two in Wythe County, one in Covington, one in Floyd County, one in Giles County, and one in Grayson County.

In addition, of the 50 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, health officials say 10 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, three are from Bedford County, two are from Danville, one is from Campbell County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less case in Bland County, one less case in Buena Vista, one less case in Charlotte County, one less case in Galax, and 48 less cases in Danville.

The department has reportedly received 25,517 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 78 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Pulaski County, two are from Henry County, two are from Roanoke City, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Bland County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke County.

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