Virginia health officials report 10,728 new COVID cases, 182 new hospitalizations Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 1,186,887 COVID-19 cases and 15,631 virus-related deaths, which includes 10,728 new confirmed and probable cases and nine new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 852,876 cases and 13,053 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Jan. 5. However, 334,011 cases and 2,578 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Following Wednesday’s update, VDH data shows that nine of the 10 biggest case spikes of the entire pandemic are just from the last two weeks:

  1. 19,506 new cases on Jan. 2, 2022
  2. 17,618 new cases on Dec. 31, 2021
  3. 15,449 new cases on Jan. 4, 2022
  4. 14,712 new cases on Jan. 1, 2022
  5. 13,500 new cases on Dec. 30, 2021
  6. 12,112 new cases on Dec. 29, 2021
  7. 10,728 new cases on Jan. 5, 2022
  8. 9,914 new cases on Jan. 17, 2021
  9. 8,756 new cases on Dec. 24, 2021
  10. 8,609 new cases on Dec. 25, 2021

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate for all types of COVID-19 tests has increased from 29.9 percent to 30.2 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 10,728 new COVID-19 cases, 182 new virus-related hospitalizations, and nine new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Jan. 4, 2022 and Jan. 5, 2022. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday count, more than 174,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,562 cases (+15), 87 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Amherst County: 5,059 cases (+17), 249 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,793 cases (+4), 134 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Bath County: 595 cases (+1), 20 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths
  • Bedford County: 11,800 cases (+58), 467 hospitalizations, and 176 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,206 cases (+2)54 hospitalizations (+1), and 18 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 4,995 cases (+27), 108 hospitalizations, and 66 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,543 cases (+5), 36 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Campbell County: 8,571 cases (+30), 402 hospitalizations, and 157 deaths
  • Carroll County: 4,841 cases (+9), 342 hospitalizations (+1), and 113 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,617 cases (+17), 90 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Covington: 823 cases (+1), 34 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Craig County: 777 cases (+1), 22 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Danville: 7,380 cases (+68), 400 hospitalizations (-1), and 211 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,850 cases (+8)58 hospitalizations (+1), and 33 deaths
  • Franklin County: 7,617 cases (+35), 308 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths
  • Galax: 1,805 cases (+3), 143 hospitalizations, and 69 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,664 cases (+7), 101 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,655 cases (+6), 165 hospitalizations, and 63 deaths
  • Halifax County: 4,717 cases (+8), 211 hospitalizations (+1), and 127 deaths
  • Henry County: 7,955 cases (+34), 488 hospitalizations, and 212 deaths
  • Highland County: 244 cases, 4 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,784 cases (+8), 39 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 13,853 cases (+54), 541 hospitalizations, and 216 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,454 cases (+6), 190 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 13,456 cases (+54), 290 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,851 cases (+15), 65 hospitalizations (+1), and 24 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,631 cases (+11), 139 hospitalizations, and 72 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 9,441 cases (+75), 416 hospitalizations (+1), and 143 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,958 cases (+9), 247 hospitalizations, and 106 deaths (+1)
  • Radford: 3,399 cases (+16), 57 hospitalizations (+1), and 39 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 14,843 cases (+58), 336 hospitalizations, and 273 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 14,808 cases (+85), 282 hospitalizations, and 196 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,479 cases (+2), 89 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Salem: 4,542 cases (+20)111 hospitalizations (+1), and 83 deaths
  • Wythe County: 5,269 cases (+5), 286 hospitalizations (+2), and 119 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 43,449 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 182 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

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