Virginia health officials report 3,132 new COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 866,776 COVID-19 cases and 12,750 virus-related deaths as of Thursday, which includes 3,132 new confirmed and probable cases and 54 new confirmed and probable deaths from around the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 648,996 cases and 10,768 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, Sept. 30. However, 217,780 cases and 1,982 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 9.0 percent to 8.9 percent in the past 24 hours.

Health officials reported 3,132 new COVID-19 cases, 72 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 54 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Sept. 29, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 132,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,945 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,089 cases, 201 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,230 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Bath County: 416 cases, 14 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,192 cases, 357 hospitalizations, and 128 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,013 cases, 41 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,437 cases, 88 hospitalizations, and 39 deaths (-1)
  • Buena Vista: 1,152 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Campbell County: 6,648 cases, 306 hospitalizations, and 126 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,555 cases, 255 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,164 cases, 75 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Covington: 723 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Craig County: 473 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 5,848 cases, 347 hospitalizations, and 168 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,305 cases, 44 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,537 cases, 234 hospitalizations, and 93 deaths
  • Galax: 1,430 cases, 113 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,069 cases, 74 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,918 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,532 cases, 142 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Henry County: 5,953 cases, 412 hospitalizations, and 139 deaths
  • Highland County: 159 cases, 2 hospitalizations, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,491 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,099 cases, 431 hospitalizations, and 172 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,921 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 85 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,271 cases, 244 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,226 cases, 53 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,876 cases, 129 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,425 cases, 327 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 3,710 cases, 174 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Radford: 2,805 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,193 cases, 303 hospitalizations, and 216 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 10,934 cases, 232 hospitalizations, and 155 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,966 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Salem: 3,062 cases, 87 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,098 cases, 204 hospitalizations, and 89 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, Sept. 29, the VDH reported 68 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 64 in Danville, 49 in Bedford County, 49 in Pittsylvania County, 48 in Lynchburg, 42 in Montgomery County, 37 in Campbell County, 32 in Salem, 31 in Wythe County, 28 in Henry County, 25 in Pulaski County, 24 in Carroll County, 19 in Halifax County, 18 in Amherst County, 17 in Botetourt County, 13 in Appomattox County, 13 in Buena Vista, 13 in Giles County, 12 in Patrick County, 11 in Floyd County, 11 in Franklin County, 11 in Radford, 10 in Martinsville, eight in Bland County, seven in Alleghany County, seven in Danville, six in Rockbridge County, five in Nelson County, four in Galax, three in Charlotte County, three in Grayson County, two in Covington, two in Craig County, and two in Lexington.

In addition, of the 54 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says about 20 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Lynchburg, three are from Bedford County, three are from Campbell County, three are from Montgomery County, two are from Halifax County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Rockbridge County, and one is from Wythe County.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less virus-related death in Botetourt County.

Health officials say they have received 36,638 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 72 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, four are from Bedford County, four are from Roanoke County, three are from Amherst County, three are from Halifax County, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Campbell County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Danville, one is from Franklin County, one is from Grayson County, and one is from Pittsylvania County.

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