VDH Wednesday update: 3,931 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths reported around Virginia; includes 113 new cases from Roanoke County

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(Photo: Courtesy MGN Image)

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Wednesday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 292,240 COVID-19 cases and 4,508 virus-related deaths, which includes 3,931 new confirmed and probable cases and 38 new confirmed and probable fatalities from around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 251,894 cases and 4,090 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Dec. 16. However, 40,346 cases and 418 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 3,931 new COVID-19 cases, 166 new hospitalizations, and 38 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Wednesday, Dec. 16. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday update, more than 40,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 541 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Amherst County: 1,159 cases38 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 547 cases, 28 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Bath County: 100 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Bedford County: 2,498 cases, 88 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bland County: 390 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,022 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 417 cases14 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Campbell County: 1,603 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,267 cases91 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 315 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Covington: 302 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Craig County: 119 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Danville: 2,021 cases, 158 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Floyd County: 429 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Franklin County: 1,994 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Galax: 690 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Giles County: 440 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Grayson County: 659 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Halifax County: 957 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Henry County: 2,241 cases, 195 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Highland County: 32 cases
  • Lexington: 451 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 3,499 cases96 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Martinsville: 862 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 4,565 cases, 85 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Nelson County: 266 cases, 13 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Patrick County: 617 cases70 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 2,245 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 1,110 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Radford: 1,348 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 4,693 cases, 137 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 3,879 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 423 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Salem: 1,047 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,033 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Dec. 15, VDH reported 113 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 74 in Bedford County, 64 in Pittsylvania County, 52 in Lynchburg, 50 in Montgomery County, 45 in Botetourt County, 36 in Danville, 34 in Roanoke City, 33 in Campbell County, 32 in Amherst County, 28 in Henry County, 27 in Wythe County, 26 in Franklin County, 24 in Alleghany County, 21 in Appomattox County, 21 in Covington, 18 in Halifax County, 18 in Rockbridge County, 15 in Carroll County, 15 in Pulaski County, 13 in Lexington, 13 in Patrick County, 10 in Bland County, nine in Martinsville, eight in Buena Vista, six in Charlotte County, six in Craig County, six in Floyd County, six in Nelson County, five in Radford, five in Salem, three in Galax, three in Giles County, and three in Grayson County.

In addition, of the 38 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says eight are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Salem, one is from Amherst County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Charlotte County, and one is from Galax.

Health officials say they have received 16,353 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 166 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Galax, two are from Carroll County, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Roanoke County, two are from Wythe County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Campbell County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Danville, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lexington, and one is from Patrick County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, VDH reported two less hospitalizations in Salem, one less hospitalization in Grayson County, and one less death in Roanoke County.

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