Virginia health officials report 1,655 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new hospitalizations as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported a total of 914,755 COVID-19 cases and 13,668 virus-related deaths in Friday morning’s update, including 1,655 new confirmed and probable cases and 44 new confirmed and probable deaths from across the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 680,688 cases and 11,500 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Oct. 22. However, 234,067 cases and 2,168 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 6.7 percent to 6.5 percent over the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 1,655 new COVID-19 cases, 75 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 44 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 21, 2021 and Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 143,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 2,094 cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,298 cases, 220 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,361 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 475 case, 18 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,801 cases, 383 hospitalizations, and 148 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,054 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,799 cases, 94 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,282 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,084 cases338 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,884 cases281 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,263 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Covington: 754 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 539 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,173 cases, 354 hospitalizations, and 184 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,404 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,971 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Galax: 1,500 cases (-1), 119 hospitalizations, and 62 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,240 cases, 83 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,052 cases, 127 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,842 cases, 165 hospitalizations, and 103 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,361 cases, 432 hospitalizations, and 151 deaths
  • Highland County: 176 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,554 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,711 cases, 462 hospitalizations, and 185 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,025 cases, 184 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,683 cases, 254 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,338 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 2,000 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 8,055 cases, 348 hospitalizations, and 111 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,074 cases, 193 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Radford: 2,883 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,992 cases, 313 hospitalizations, and 234 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,709 cases, 261 hospitalizations, and 166 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,086 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Salem: 3,426 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,418 cases, 222 hospitalizations, and 97 deaths

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

Since Thursday, Oct. 22, the VDH reported 39 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, 24 in Henry County, 18 in Campbell County, 18 in Roanoke County, 14 in Botetourt County, 14 in Franklin County, 14 in Montgomery County, 14 in Wythe County, 13 in Carroll County, 12 in Pulaski County, 12 in Salem, 11 in Giles County, 10 in Lynchburg, nine in Floyd County, eight in Pittsylvania County, seven in Bedford County, seven in Grayson County, six in Halifax County, six in Rockbridge County, five in Amherst County, five in Bath County, four in Alleghany County, four in Martinsville, three in Bland County, three in Buena Vista, three in Charlotte County, three in Danville, two in Appomattox County, two in Covington, two in Lexington, two in Patrick County, two in Radford, and one in Craig County.

In addition, of the 44 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, health officials say 12 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, two are from Bedford County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bland County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Henry County, one is from Montgomery County, one is from Roanoke City, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Galax.

The department has received 38,269 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 75 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, four are from Pulaski County, three are from Bedford County, three are from Carroll County, three are from Giles County, two are from Campbell County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Bland County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Danville, one is from Grayson County, one is from Halifax County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Wythe County.

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