Virginia health officials report 1,261 new coronavirus cases, 15 new deaths as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday morning, Virginia health officials reported a total of 649,608 coronavirus cases and 10,640 virus-related deaths, including 1,261 new confirmed and probable cases and 15 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 505,419 cases and 8,931 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, April 21. However, 144,189 cases and 1,709 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 1,261 new COVID-19 cases, 68 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 15 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of April 21, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday count, more than 98,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,299 cases (-3), 58 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,877 cases119 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,566 cases, 67 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 263 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,181 cases, 211 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths
  • Bland County: 660 cases, 23 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,484 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 879 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,319 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,530 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 67 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 826 cases, 50 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 586 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 301 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,272 cases274 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Floyd County: 829 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,963 cases, 163 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Galax: 1,123 cases (-1), 87 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,222 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,404 cases, 86 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,754 cases, 77 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,463 cases, 330 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 108 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,161 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,475 cases, 310 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,573 cases149 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,162 cases, 167 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths
  • Nelson County: 883 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,317 cases, 102 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,436 cases233 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,540 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,077 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,277 cases, 233 hospitalizations, and 187 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,050 cases159 hospitalizations, and 134 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,487 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,096 cases (-2), 68 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,527 cases, 141 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, April 20, the VDH reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, 12 in Roanoke City, 1- in Bedford County, 10 in Lynchburg, nine in Halifax County, eight in Roanoke County, seven in Covington, six in Botetourt County, six in Carroll County, six in Franklin County, five in Giles County, five in Grayson County, four in Campbell County, four in Danville, three in Craig County, three in Pittsylvania County, three in Radford, two in Amherst County, two in Buena Vista, two in Lexington, two in Pulaski County, two in Rockbridge County. one in Henry County, one in Martinsville, one in Patrick County, and one in Wythe County.

In addition, of the 15 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says one is from Giles County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Roanoke County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Galax, two less cases in Salem, and three less cases in Alleghany County.

Health officials say they have received 27,852 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 68 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Franklin County, three are from Roanoke County, two are from Campbell County, two are from Danville, one is from Amherst County, one is from Martinsville, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Pittsylvania County, and one is from Wythe County.

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