RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — In Wednesday morning’s update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 568,946 coronavirus cases and 7,807 virus-related deaths, including 1,907 new confirmed and probable cases and 149 new confirmed and probable fatalities around the Commonwealth.
Virginia health officials confirmed 449,000 cases and 6,712 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Feb. 24. However, 119,946 cases and 1,095 deaths are still reported as “probable.”
After four days in a row of reporting record-high single-day spikes in virus-related deaths across Virginia, the department only reported its third-highest increase in deaths on Wednesday.
According to VDH’s Wednesday count, more than 87,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:
- Alleghany County: 1,224 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 41 deaths
- Amherst County: 2,659 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
- Appomattox County: 1,393 cases, 47 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
- Bath County: 242 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
- Bedford County: 5,748 cases, 144 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
- Bland County: 620 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
- Botetourt County: 2,186 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
- Buena Vista: 833 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
- Campbell County: 3,960 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
- Carroll County: 2,091 cases, 152 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
- Charlotte County: 733 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
- Covington: 554 cases (-57), 23 hospitalizations (-1), and 7 deaths (-1)
- Craig County: 238 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
- Danville: 4,246 cases, 228 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
- Floyd County: 728 cases, 25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
- Franklin County: 3,675 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
- Galax: 991 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
- Giles County: 1,052 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
- Grayson County: 1,122 cases, 68 hospitalizations (-1), and 29 deaths
- Halifax County: 2,400 cases, 61 hospitalizations, and 59 deaths
- Henry County: 4,145 cases, 279 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
- Highland County: 89 cases (-1) and 1 hospitalization
- Lexington: 1,087 cases (-1), 20 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
- Lynchburg: 6,867 cases, 198 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths
- Martinsville: 1,494 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 50 deaths
- Montgomery County: 7,478 cases, 146 hospitalizations, and 73 deaths
- Nelson County: 756 cases, 32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
- Patrick County: 1,173 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 34 deaths
- Pittsylvania County: 4,696 cases, 163 hospitalizations, and 60 deaths
- Pulaski County: 2,285 cases, 98 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
- Radford: 1,884 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
- Roanoke City: 7,455 cases, 186 hospitalizations, and 136 deaths
- Roanoke County: 7,205 cases, 129 hospitalizations (-2), and 98 deaths
- Rockbridge County: 1,267 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
- Salem: 1,863 cases (-16), 56 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
- Wythe County: 2,011 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 54 deaths
***items in bold indicate new cases, hospitalizations, and/or deaths from previous day’s totals***
Since Tuesday, Feb. 23, the VDH reported 79 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County; 61 in Alleghany County, marking the locality’s largest single-day spike in cases; 28 in Halifax County; 27 in Bedford County; 25 in Roanoke City; 19 in Rockbridge County; 18 in Botetourt County; 15 in Franklin County; 13 in Carroll County; 13 in Roanoke County; 12 in Pittsylvania County; 11 in Pulaski County; 10 in Amherst County; seven in Galax; seven in Giles County; six in Danville; five in Henry County; five in Radford; four in Buena Vista; four in Grayson County; four in Lynchburg; four in Martinsville; four in Wythe County; three in Campbell County, three in Floyd County; two in Appomattox County; two in Bath County; two in Patrick County; one in Bland County; and one in Nelson County.
In addition, of the 149 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, health officials say 31 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Bedford County, marking the locality’s highest single-day spike in deaths; four are from Henry County; four are from Lynchburg; three are from Alleghany County; three are from Wythe County; two are from Franklin County; two are from Pittsylvania County; one is from Amherst County; one is from Campbell County; one is from Charlotte County; one is from Danville; one is from Giles County; one is from Halifax County; one is from Roanoke City; one is from Roanoke County; and one is from Rockbridge County.
However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, the VDH reported one less COVID-19 case in Highland County; one less case in Lexington; one less hospitalization in Grayson County; two less hospitalizations in Roanoke County; 16 less cases in Salem; and one less hospitalization, one less death, and 57 less cases in Covington.
The department has reportedly received 23,798 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 100 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.
Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, four are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Alleghany County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Henry County, two are from Salem, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Galax, one is from Halifax County, one is from Roanoke City, and one is from Wythe County.