VDH’s Friday update includes 2,270 new COVID-19 cases; 16 new deaths, most new deaths since late May

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 717,826 COVID-19 cases and 11,599 virus-related deaths as of Friday, which includes 2,270 new confirmed and probable cases and 16 new confirmed and probable deaths — the largest single-day spike in deaths since May 25 — from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 552,624 cases and 9,798 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Aug. 13. However, 165,202 cases and 1,801 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,270 new COVID-19 cases, 69 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 16 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Aug. 13, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 107,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,427 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,154 cases, 144 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,704 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 7,126 cases, 276 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Bland County: 726 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,812 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 945 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,310 cases236 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,852 cases, 232 hospitalizations, and 80 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 909 cases, 59 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 628 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 354 cases (-1), 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,724 cases, 325 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
  • Floyd County: 958 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,370 cases, 211 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,207 cases, 100 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,393 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,566 cases, 108 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,974 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,871 cases, 387 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 121 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,230 cases30 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,885 cases, 346 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,667 cases, 172 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,636 cases, 197 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 920 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,483 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,956 cases289 hospitalizations, and 86 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,924 cases, 143 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Radford: 2,342 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 9,191 cases, 281 hospitalizations (-1), and 202 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 9,020 cases, 206 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,618 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,380 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 3,006 cases, 182 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Aug. 12, the VDH reported 36 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, 32 in Bedford County, 32 in Roanoke City, 25 in Henry County, 24 in Danville, 23 in Franklin County, 19 in Pittsylvania County, 18 in Montgomery County, 16 in Campbell County, 14 in Halifax County, 14 in Roanoke County, 13 in Amherst County, 12 in Botetourt County, 11 in Appomattox County, 11 in Carroll County, 10 in Wythe County, seven in Pulaski County, seven in Salem, six in Floyd County, six in Rockbridge County, five in Martinsville, four in Giles County, four in Grayson County, four in Lexington, three in Bland County, two in Charlotte County, and one in Patrick County.

In addition, of the 16 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say one is from Roanoke City.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Craig County and one less hospitalization in Roanoke City.

The department has received 32,093 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 69 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, two are from Montgomery County, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke County, two are from Wythe County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Lexington, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Radford.

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