Virginia health officials report 2,015 new COVID-19 cases while total deaths surpass 2,300 as of Friday; VDH says spike due to data backlog

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 2,015 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new virus-related deaths as of Friday morning, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 97,882 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 2,317 confirmed and probable fatalities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 94,141 cases and 2,208 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, Aug. 7. However, 3,741 cases and 109 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

The department released a statement Friday morning saying the sharp increase in case numbers is the result of a data backlog earlier in the week. Therefore, the 2,015 new cases reported Friday encompasses cases meant to be reported on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 6, according to health officials.

Health officials reported 2,015 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Friday, Aug. 7. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday tally, more than 6,900 COVID-19 cases are from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 61 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Amherst County: 154 cases and 6 hospitalizations
  • Appomattox County: 83 cases and 7 hospitalizations
  • Bath County: 4 cases
  • Bedford County: 341 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Bland County: 11 cases
  • Botetourt County: 210 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 50 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Campbell County: 190 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Carroll County: 321 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 52 cases and 4 hospitalizations
  • Covington: 13 cases
  • Craig County: 17 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Danville: 386 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Floyd County: 51 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Franklin County: 168 cases, 7 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Galax: 348 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Giles County: 23 cases and 2 hospitalizations
  • Grayson County: 148 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Halifax County: 152 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Henry County: 573 cases, 64 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Highland County: 6 cases
  • Lexington: 33 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lynchburg: 553 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Martinsville: 196 cases, 34 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 301 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Nelson County: 39 cases
  • Patrick County: 134 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 418 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 84 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Radford: 48 cases and 3 hospitalizations
  • Roanoke City: 1,000 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 495 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 66 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Salem: 157 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Wythe County: 112 cases, 12 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths

Since Thursday, VDH reported 39 new cases, two new hospitalizations, and one new death in Lynchburg; 30 new cases, one new hospitalization, and one new death in Henry County; 27 new cases in Roanoke City; 26 new cases in Pittsylvania County; 24 new cases and three new hospitalizations in Danville; 24 new cases and one new hospitalization in Roanoke County; 17 new cases in Amherst County; 14 new cases in Bedford County; 14 new cases in Campbell County; 12 new cases in Carroll County; 12 new cases and three new hospitalizations in Martinsville; 12 new cases in Radford; 10 new cases in Botetourt County; eight new cases and one new death in Floyd County; eight new cases and one new hospitalization in Patrick County; seven new cases in Halifax County; six new cases in Appomattox County; six new cases in Galax; five new cases in Franklin County; five new cases in Montgomery County; four new cases in Salem; four new cases in Wythe County; three new cases and one new hospitalization in Alleghany County; three new cases in Grayson County; three new cases in Nelson County; two new cases in Bland County; two new cases in Highland County; and two new cases in Pulaski County.

Health officials say they have received 8,281 records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations across Virginia as of Friday.

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