Virginia health officials report 4,944 new COVID-19 cases, 198 new hospitalizations between Friday and Monday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — On Monday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 907,882 coronavirus cases and 13,486 virus-related deaths, which includes 4,944 new confirmed and probable cases and 95 new confirmed and probable deaths around the Commonwealth since Friday.

Virginia health officials confirmed 675,975 cases and 11,346 deaths are related to the virus as of Monday, Oct. 18. However, 231,907 cases and 2,140 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Meanwhile, the department says the seven-day testing positivity rate has dropped from 7.5 percent to 7.0 percent over the past 72 hours.

Health officials reported 4,944 new COVID-19 cases, 198 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 95 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth between Oct. 15, 2021 and Oct. 18, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

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

  • Alleghany County: 2,062 cases, 83 hospitalizationsand 68 deaths
  • Amherst County: 4,267 cases, 218 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 2,345 cases113 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Bath County: 456 case, 18 hospitalizations, and 14 deaths
  • Bedford County: 9,742 cases, 376 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths
  • Bland County: 1,048 cases40 hospitalizations (-1), and 15 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 3,745 cases, 93 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 1,272 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Campbell County: 7,003 cases328 hospitalizations, and 133 deaths
  • Carroll County: 3,832 cases, 273 hospitalizations, and 91 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 1,249 cases, 76 hospitalizations (-1), and 26 deaths
  • Covington: 743 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Craig County: 530 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 6,150 cases, 350 hospitalizations, and 182 deaths
  • Floyd County: 1,383 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Franklin County: 5,882 cases, 245 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths
  • Galax: 1,491 cases, 115 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Giles County: 2,211 cases, 79 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Grayson County: 2,033 cases, 125 hospitalizations, and 45 deaths
  • Halifax County: 3,805 cases, 164 hospitalizations, and 101 deaths
  • Henry County: 6,290 cases, 428 hospitalizations, and 149 deaths
  • Highland County: 170 cases, 3 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths
  • Lexington: 1,552 cases34 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 11,644 cases, 458 hospitalizations, and 184 deaths
  • Martinsville: 2,006 cases, 183 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 11,619 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 104 deaths
  • Nelson County: 1,323 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,980 cases, 131 hospitalizations, and 55 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 7,958 cases, 340 hospitalizations, and 107 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 4,019 cases, 185 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Radford: 2,867 cases, 48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 11,882 cases, 312 hospitalizations, and 231 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 11,623 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 162 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 2,063 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 57 deaths
  • Salem: 3,374 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 58 deaths
  • Wythe County: 4,377 cases, 219 hospitalizations, and 95 deaths

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

Since Friday, Oct. 15, the VDH reported 103 new COVID-19 cases in Roanoke County, 87 in Roanoke City, 74 in Pittsylvania County, 72 in Bedford County, 50 in Lynchburg, 42 in Botetourt County, 42 in Franklin County, 42 in Henry County, 42 in Montgomery County, 39 in Pulaski County, 37 in Carroll County, 36 in Campbell County, 34 in Salem, 30 in Wythe County, 29 in Danville, 24 in Giles County, 21 in Rockbridge County, 19 in Grayson County, 19 in Halifax County, 19 in Nelson County, 17 in Martinsville, 15 in Amherst County, 15 in Floyd County, 13 in Patrick County, 12 in Lexington, 11 in Buena Vista, 11 in Radford, 10 in Appomattox County, 10 in Charlotte County, four in Alleghany County, four in Bath County, four in Galax, three in Bland County, three in Craig County, two in Covington, and two in Highland County.

In addition, of the 95 new virus-related deaths reported around the Commonwealth between Friday and Monday, health officials say 25 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Montgomery County, three are from Alleghany County, two are from Danville, two are from Henry County, two are from Pittsylvania County, two are from Wythe County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Buena Vista, one is from Campbell County, one is from Carroll County, one is from Charlotte County, one is from Covington, one is from Giles County, one is from Lexington, one is from Martinsville, and one is from Salem.

The department has received 37,965 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Monday, which is 198 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Friday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from over the weekend, seven are from Campbell County, six are from Carroll County, four are from Amherst County, four are from Halifax County, three are from Henry County, two are from Appomattox County, two are from Bedford County, two are from Franklin County, two are from Grayson County, two are from Lynchburg, two are from Wythe County, one is from Alleghany County, one is from Highland County, one is from Lexington, one is from Nelson County, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Roanoke County, and one is from Roanoke City.

However, between Friday and Monday, the VDH reported one less hospitalization in Bland County and one less hospitalization in Charlotte County.

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