VDH’s Thursday report includes 440 new coronavirus cases, 4 new deaths

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 440 new COVID-19 cases — the largest single-day increase in cases since May 25 — and four new virus-related deaths on Thursday morning, bringing the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 684,054 confirmed and probable cases and 11,471 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 531,765 cases and 9,681 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, July 15. However, 152,289 cases and 1,790 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 440 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new virus-related hospitalizations, and four new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of July 15, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 104,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,393 cases71 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,005 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,632 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 274 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,717 cases, 252 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Bland County: 693 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,639 cases, 66 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 935 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,016 cases, 212 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,725 cases (-5), 223 hospitalizations (-3), and 79 deaths (-1)
  • Charlotte County: 878 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 614 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 331 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,506 cases, 315 hospitalizations, and 142 deaths
  • Floyd County: 888 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,129 cases, 200 hospitalizations, and 82 deaths
  • Galax: 1,170 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,334 cases (-4), 55 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,532 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,847 cases, 82 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,689 cases, 377 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 111 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,205 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,520 cases, 328 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,633 cases, 170 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,436 cases (-2), 192 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths
  • Nelson County: 893 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,418 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,677 cases, 276 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,746 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Radford: 2,189 cases (-1), 40 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,691 cases, 267 hospitalizations, and 199 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,519 cases194 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,581 cases, 59 hospitalizations (-1), and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,234 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,746 cases (-2), 174 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, July 14, the VDH reported 14 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 13 in Grayson County, 10 in Roanoke City, eight in Campbell County, seven in Pittsylvania County, five in Bedford County, five in Lynchburg, five in Pulaski County, four in Botetourt County, three in Amherst County, three in Floyd County, two in Charlotte County, two in Craig County, two in Henry County, one in Alleghany County, one in Bland County, one in Danville, one in Halifax County, one in Lexington, one in Patrick County, and one in Salem.

In addition, of the four new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says one is from Grayson County.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Radford; one less hospitalization in Rockbridge County; two less cases in Montgomery County; two less cases in Wythe County; four less cases in Giles County; and five less cases, three less hospitalizations, and one less death in Carroll County.

Health officials say they have received 30,917 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 17 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, three are from Grayson County, two are from Pittsylvania County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bath County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

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