VDH’s Wednesday update includes 1,087 new COVID-19 cases, largest single-day case spike since late April; 7 new deaths

Coronavirus

(Photo: Courtesy NIAID via MGN Online)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 1,087 new COVID-19 cases — the largest single-day spike in cases since April 30 — and seven new virus-related deaths on Wednesday morning, which brings the Commonwealth’s total coronavirus count up to 692,105 confirmed and probable cases and 11,522 confirmed and probable deaths.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 536,663 cases and 9,727 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, July 28. However, 155,442 cases and 1,795 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,087 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new virus-related hospitalizations, and seven new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of July 28, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 1,405 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Amherst County: 3,036 cases, 130 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,645 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Bath County: 278 cases, 11 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,825 cases, 259 hospitalizations, and 110 deaths
  • Bland County: 694 cases, (-1) 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,708 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 936 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 5,081 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,751 cases, 225 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 890 cases, 57 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 623 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 336 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,543 cases, 320 hospitalizations, and 144 deaths
  • Floyd County: 893 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,175 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Galax: 1,173 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,365 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,537 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,869 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,727 cases, 379 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 112 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,207 cases (-1), 29 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,604 cases, 332 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,636 cases, 171 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,387 cases, 191 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Nelson County: 885 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,429 cases, 121 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,746 cases280 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,792 cases, 139 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Radford: 2,275 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,846 cases, 271 hospitalizations, and 200 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,665 cases, 196 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,585 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Salem: 2,275 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,781 cases, 175 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, July 27, the VDH reported 24 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 21 in Bedford County, 20 in Roanoke County, 12 in Campbell County, 11 in Lynchburg, 11 in Salem, 10 in Amherst County, eight in Pulaski County, seven in Franklin County, six in Botetourt County, six in Henry County, six in Wythe County, four in Carroll County, four in Halifax County, three in Appomattox County, two in Covington, one in Alleghany County, one in Charlotte County, one in Danville, one in Floyd County, one in Galax, one in Nelson County, one in Patrick County, one in Pittsylvania County, and one in Radford.

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

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Bland County and one less case in Lexington.

The department has received 31,241 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 33 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Patrick County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Roanoke County.

For breaking news delivered to you, subscribe to WFXR’s breaking news email list

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form