Virginia health officials report 2,284 new COVID-19 cases while deaths increase by 38 as of Wednesday


Courtesy: MGN online

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — As of Wednesday morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 555,592 COVID-19 cases and 7,075 virus-related deaths, including 2,284 new confirmed and probable cases and 38 new confirmed and probable fatalities from across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 439,674 cases and 6,080 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Feb. 17. However, 115,918 cases and 995 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 2,284 new COVID-19 cases, 137 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 38 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday count, more than 82,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,152 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,619 cases68 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,369 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Bath County: 244 cases, 5 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bedford County: 5,656 cases138 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Bland County: 616 cases, 20 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,036 cases, 49 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 815 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,889 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,054 cases, 148 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 718 cases35 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Covington: 626 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Craig County: 230 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 4,142 cases, 223 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Floyd County: 716 cases25 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,630 cases122 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Galax: 981 cases, 73 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,026 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,097 cases67 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,295 cases54 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,085 cases, 271 hospitalizations, and 83 deaths
  • Highland County: 87 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Lexington: 1,034 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,787 cases189 hospitalizationsand 89 deaths (-1)
  • Martinsville: 1,473 cases, 124 hospitalizations, and 44 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 7,035 cases, 145 hospitalizations, and 71 deaths
  • Nelson County: 741 cases32 hospitalizations, and 7 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,162 cases, 89 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,605 cases155 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,259 cases, 96 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Radford: 1,854 cases, 35 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 7,564 cases189 hospitalizations, and 137 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 6,905 cases (-83), 123 hospitalizations (-7), and 87 deaths (-3)
  • Rockbridge County: 1,240 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Salem: 1,831 cases (-13), 53 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,979 cases110 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Feb. 16, VDH reported 148 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke City, marking the locality’s highest single-day spike in cases; 47 in Lynchburg; 36 in Montgomery County; 30 in Danville; 28 in Bedford County; 21 in Pittsylvania County; 20 in Franklin County; 17 in Rockbridge County; 16 in Halifax County; 15 in Henry County; 13 in Lexington; 12 in Amherst County; 11 in Buena Vista; 10 in Campbell County; eight in Floyd County; eight in Giles County; seven in Botetourt County; six in Martinsville; five in Appomattox County; five in Grayson County; four in Carroll County; four in Nelson County; three in Galax; three in Radford; two in Alleghany County; two in Charlotte County; two in Covington; two in Patrick County; two in Pulaski County; two in Wythe County; and one in Bland County.

In addition, of the 38 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, the department says five are from Roanoke City, one is from Bedford County, one is from Covington, one is from Martinsville, and one is from Montgomery County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, VDH reported one less death in Lynchburg; 13 less cases in Salem; and three less deaths, seven less hospitalizations, and 83 less cases in Roanoke County.

Health officials say they have received 23,179 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 137 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, 10 are from Roanoke City, which is the locality’s largest single-day increase in hospitalizations; seven are from Lynchburg; three are from Bedford County; two are from Amherst County; two are from Danville; two are from Franklin County; one is from Carroll County; one is from Charlotte County; one is from Floyd County; one is from Grayson County; one is from Halifax County; one is from Henry County; one is from Nelson County; one is from Patrick County; one is from Pittsylvania County; and one is from Wythe County.

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