RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 1,779 new coronavirus cases and 39 new virus-related deaths on Thursday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 913,100 confirmed and probable cases and 13,624 confirmed and probable deaths.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 679,262 cases and 11,461 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Oct. 21. However, 233,838 cases and 2,163 deaths are still reported as “probable.”
Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 6.8 percent to 6.7 percent over the past 24 hours.
According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:
- Alleghany County: 2,090 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
- Amherst County: 4,293 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
- Appomattox County: 2,359 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
- Bath County: 470 case, 18 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
- Bedford County: 9,794 cases, 380 hospitalizations, and 146 deaths
- Bland County: 1,051 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
- Botetourt County: 3,785 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
- Buena Vista: 1,279 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
- Campbell County: 7,066 cases, 336 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
- Carroll County: 3,871 cases, 278 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
- Charlotte County: 1,260 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
- Covington: 752 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
- Craig County: 538 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
- Danville: 6,170 cases, 353 hospitalizations, and 184 deaths
- Floyd County: 1,395 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
- Franklin County: 5,957 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
- Galax: 1,501 cases, 119 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
- Giles County: 2,229 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
- Grayson County: 2,045 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
- Halifax County: 3,836 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 102 deaths
- Henry County: 6,337 cases, 432 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
- Highland County: 176 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
- Lexington: 1,552 cases (-2), 34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
- Lynchburg: 11,701 cases, 462 hospitalizations, and 185 deaths
- Martinsville: 2,021 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
- Montgomery County: 11,669 cases, 254 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
- Nelson County: 1,338 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
- Patrick County: 1,998 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
- Pittsylvania County: 8,047 cases, 348 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
- Pulaski County: 4,062 cases, 189 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
- Radford: 2,883 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
- Roanoke City: 11,953 cases, 313 hospitalizations, and 233 deaths
- Roanoke County: 11,691 cases, 260 hospitalizations, and 165 deaths
- Rockbridge County: 2,080 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
- Salem: 3,414 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
- Wythe County: 4,404 cases, 221 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
**items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous weekday’s totals**
Since Wednesday, Oct. 20, the VDH reported 34 new COVID-19 cases in Pittsylvania County, 34 in Roanoke City, 31 in Franklin County, 30 in Campbell County, 26 in Montgomery County, 25 in Roanoke County, 19 in Pulaski County, 19 in Salem, 16 in Botetourt County, 16 in Lynchburg, 14 in Wythe County, 13 in Amherst County, 13 in Bedford County, 13 in Henry County, 12 in Carroll County, 11 in Alleghany County, nine in Danville, nine in Floyd County, nine in Giles County, eight in Patrick County, seven in Radford, seven in Rockbridge County, six in Appomattox County, six in Bath County, six in Grayson County, six in Halifax County, four in Charlotte County, four in Covington, four in Nelson County, three in Buena Vista, three in Craig County, three in Galax, three in Martinsville, two in Bland County, and two in Highland County.
In addition, of the 39 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, health officials say 12 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Alleghany County, one is from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Floyd County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke City.
However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported two less coronavirus cases in Lexington.
The department has received 38,194 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 66 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.
Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, four are from Pittsylvania County, three are from Montgomery County, two are from Amherst County, two are from Campbell County, two are from Pulaski County, two are from Roanoke County, one is from Appomattox County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Galax, one is from Giles County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, and one is from Wythe County.
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