VDH Wednesday update: 1,345 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths reported around Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 1,345 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 176,754 confirmed and probable cases and 3,616 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 164,308 cases and 3,364 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Oct. 28. However, 12,248 cases and 252 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,345 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Wednesday, Oct. 28. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday report, more than 22,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 112 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 600 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 292 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Bath County: 24 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 1,234 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Bland County: 72 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 397 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 121 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 739 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Carroll County: 611 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 213 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Covington: 37 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Craig County: 49 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Danville: 1,201 cases, 111 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Floyd County: 248 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Franklin County: 846 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Galax: 448 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Giles County: 134 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 379 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Halifax County: 523 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Henry County: 1,326 cases, 137 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Highland County: 10 cases
  • Lexington: 238 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lynchburg: 1,987 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Martinsville: 483 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 2,788 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Nelson County: 137 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Patrick County: 320 cases, 58 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 1,307 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 299 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Radford: 935 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Roanoke City: 2,771 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 1,510 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 153 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 572 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Wythe County: 339 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths

Since Tuesday, Oct. 27, VDH reported 41 new cases in Roanoke City, 37 in Montgomery County, 34 in Bedford County, 32 in Lynchburg, 29 in Franklin County, 25 in Campbell County, 23 in Pittsylvania County, 17 in Amherst County, 17 in Danville, 17 in Salem, eight in Halifax County, eight in Roanoke County, seven in Botetourt County, six in Henry County, six in Radford, five in Carroll County, four in Galax, four in Lexington, three in Appomattox County, three in Pulaski County, two in Floyd County, and single new cases in several other localities.

In addition, of the 16 new virus-related deaths reported around the Commonwealth on Wednesday, the department says one is from Danville.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less case in Alleghany County and one less case in Craig County.

Health officials say the department has received 12,384 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 64 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of those newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Danville, two are from Charlotte County, two are from Henry County, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Bedford County, and one is from Carroll County.

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