Virginia health officials report 5,227 new coronavirus cases, 54 new deaths as of Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia health officials reported 5,227 new COVID-19 cases and 54 new virus-related deaths as of Wednesday morning, bringing the total coronavirus count around the Commonwealth up to 488,553 confirmed and probable diagnoses and 6,228 confirmed and probable fatalities.

This comes after Virginia saw its second-highest single-day increase in virus-related deaths, with 93 new deaths reported as of Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) confirmed 392,935 cases and 5,489 deaths are related to the virus as of Wednesday, Jan. 27. However, 95,618 cases and 739 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 5,227 new COVID-19 cases, 126 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 54 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of Jan. 27, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Wednesday count, more than 74,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,096 cases48 hospitalizations, and 31 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,321 cases, 56 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,203 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Bath County: 237 cases (-1) and 5 hospitalizations
  • Bedford County: 4,994 cases, 120 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Bland County: 599 cases, 18 hospitalizations, and 8 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 1,802 cases, 45 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 713 cases, 17 hospitalizations, and 11 deaths
  • Campbell County: 3,424 cases, 63 hospitalizations, and 30 deaths
  • Carroll County: 1,950 cases, 133 hospitalizations, and 56 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 601 cases, 30 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Covington: 557 cases, 16 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths
  • Craig County: 207 cases (-1), 9 hospitalizations, and 3 deaths
  • Danville: 3,483 cases195 hospitalizations, and 64 deaths
  • Floyd County: 669 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Franklin County: 3,241 cases, 103 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Galax: 951 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Giles County: 903 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,031 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 26 deaths
  • Halifax County: 1,902 cases, 42 hospitalizations, and 51 deaths
  • Henry County: 3,632 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Highland County: 78 cases
  • Lexington: 796 cases, 19 hospitalizations, and 17 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 6,003 cases, 153 hospitalizations, and 68 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,332 cases, 112 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 6,188 cases, 135 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Nelson County: 609 cases26 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,021 cases, 76 hospitalizations, and 28 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 4,004 cases144 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,128 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 42 deaths
  • Radford: 1,776 cases, 33 hospitalizations, and 9 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 6,637 cases, 165 hospitalizations, and 116 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 6,188 cases, 116 hospitalizations, and 75 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,025 cases, 36 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths
  • Salem: 1,678 cases46 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths
  • Wythe County: 1,771 cases88 hospitalizations, and 33 deaths

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

Since Tuesday, Jan. 26, VDH reported 79 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 78 in Roanoke City, 78 in Roanoke County, 74 in Montgomery County, 71 in Danville, 65 in Lynchburg, 54 in Henry County, 52 in Pittsylvania County, 48 in Campbell County, 40 in Salem, 37 in Amherst County, 35 in Franklin County, 24 in Pulaski County, 21 in Botetourt County, 21 in Patrick County, 21 in Wythe County, 20 in Appomattox County, 16 in Halifax County, 15 in Carroll County, 15 in Martinsville, 13 in Buena Vista, 13 in Rockbridge County, 12 in Charlotte County, 11 in Nelson County, 10 in Giles County, 10 in Lexington, seven in Grayson County, five in Alleghany County, five in Radford, four in Galax, three in Bland County, two in Covington, two in Floyd County, and one in Highland County.

In addition, of the 54 new virus-related deaths reported on Wednesday, health officials say 10 are from the localities listed above. More specifically, four are from Rockbridge County, two are from Montgomery County, one is from Amherst County, one is from Botetourt County, one is from Campbell County, and one is from Pulaski County.

However, between Tuesday and Wednesday, VDH reported one less COVID-19 case in Bath County and one less case in Craig County.

The department has reportedly received 20,986 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Wednesday, which is 126 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Tuesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Wednesday, three are from Carroll County, two are from Alleghany County, two are from Galax, two are from Lynchburg, one is from Bath County, one is from Danville, one is from Nelson County, one is from Pittsylvania County, one is from Pulaski County, one is from Salem, and one is from Wythe County.

Gov. Ralph Northam is set to provide an update on Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout during a news conference at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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