RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 17,027 new coronavirus cases, but one less virus-related death in Friday’s update, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count to 1,451,713 cases and 15,852 deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 1,037,022 cases and 13,232 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Jan. 21. However, 414,691 cases and 2,620 deaths are still reported as “probable,” which means they are believed to be related to the virus.

Here are Virginia’s 10 biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic, according to VDH’s latest COVID-19 data:

  1. 26,175 new cases on Jan. 8, 2022
  2. 19,836 new cases on Jan. 12, 2022
  3. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  4. 18,942 new cases on Jan. 13, 2022
  5. 18,309 new cases on Jan. 7, 2022
  6. 18,054 new cases on Jan. 16, 2022
  7. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  8. 17,219 new cases on Jan. 14, 2022
  9. 17,027 new cases on Jan. 21, 2022
  10. 16,842 new cases on Jan. 15, 2022

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has decreased from 28.9 percent to 28.7 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 17,027 new COVID-19 cases and 131 new virus-related hospitalizations, but also one less virus-related death in the Commonwealth between Jan. 20, 2022 and Jan. 21, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 210,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 3,016 cases (+47), 90 hospitalizations (+1), and 90 deaths
  • Amherst County: 5,852 cases (+54), 256 hospitalizations, and 65 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 3,139 cases (+33), 142 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
  • Bath County: 713 cases (+6), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 13,782 cases (+215), 500 hospitalizations, and 179 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,412 cases (+39), 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 6,007 cases (+70), 111 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,726 cases (+17), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 9,666 cases (+92), 421 hospitalizations, and 165 deaths
  • Carroll County: 5,504 cases (+45), 353 hospitalizations, and 114 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,977 cases (+25), 97 hospitalizations (+1), and 32 deaths
  • Covington: 879 cases (+4), 34 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Craig County: 915 cases (+11), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 9,270 cases (+144), 409 hospitalizations, and 213 deaths
  • Floyd County: 2,133 cases (+28), 62 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 9,124 cases (+117)314 hospitalizations (+1), and 134 deaths
  • Galax: 2,136 cases (+46), 144 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Giles County: 3,114 cases (+75), 103 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,949 cases (+42), 169 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Halifax County: 5,879 cases (+107), 244 hospitalizations (+4), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 9,415 cases (+121), 494 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 290 cases (+2), 5 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 2,254 cases (+103), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 16,617 cases (+222), 561 hospitalizations (+1), and 224 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,796 cases (+26), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 15,406 cases (+209), 290 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 2,264 cases (+25), 67 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,986 cases (+31), 140 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 11,004 cases (+114), 432 hospitalizations (+1), and 147 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 5,757 cases (+94), 261 hospitalizations (+1), and 108 deaths
  • Radford: 4,029 cases (+75), 60 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 18,271 cases (+187)346 hospitalizations (+1), and 278 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 17,981 cases (+127)290 hospitalizations (+1), and 197 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,775 cases (+25), 92 hospitalizations (+1), and 72 deaths
  • Salem: 5,764 cases (+59), 114 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Wythe County: 6,019 cases (+73), 289 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths

**items in bold indicate increases or decreases in the total number of cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths since the previous weekday**

Health officials say they have received 46,906 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 131 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday, Jan. 20.