Virginia health officials report 591 new coronavirus cases, 20 new deaths as of Thursday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – In Thursday morning’s update, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported a total of 671,916 coronavirus cases and 11,068 virus-related deaths, which includes 591 new confirmed and probable cases and 20 new confirmed and probable fatalities from across the Commonwealth.

Virginia health officials confirmed 522,955 cases and 9,344 deaths are related to the virus as of Thursday, May 20. However, 148,961 cases and 1,724 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 591 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 20 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of May 20, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Thursday tally, more than 101,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,366 cases, 60 hospitalizations, and 48 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,935 cases, 123 hospitalizations, and 37 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,593 cases, 69 hospitalizations, and 25 deaths
  • Bath County: 273 cases, 9 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,428 cases, 233 hospitalizations, and 102 deaths
  • Bland County: 679 cases, 27 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,537 cases (-2), 65 hospitalizations, and 38 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 909 cases, 22 hospitalizations, and 20 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,514 cases171 hospitalizations, and 88 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,669 cases, 215 hospitalizations, and 74 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 869 cases, 55 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Covington: 603 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 312 cases (-1), 18 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths
  • Danville: 4,427 cases, 290 hospitalizations, and 137 deaths
  • Floyd County: 872 cases, 31 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,060 cases, 185 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Galax: 1,168 cases, 97 hospitalizations, and 53 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,286 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 22 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,478 cases95 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,812 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,613 cases362 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,207 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,855 cases, 335 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,606 cases (-2), 161 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,394 cases, 187 hospitalizations, and 96 deaths
  • Nelson County: 898 cases, 40 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,362 cases107 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,553 cases, 251 hospitalizations, and 81 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,658 cases, 126 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,151 cases, 38 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,477 cases, 252 hospitalizations, and 192 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,266 cases178 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,553 cases, 52 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,173 cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,661 cases, 155 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths

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

Since Wednesday, May 19, the VDH reported 14 new COVID-19 cases in Lynchburg, nine in Bedford County, nine in Campbell County, nine in Henry County, eight in Alleghany County, five in Floyd County, four in Carroll County, four in Montgomery County, four in Roanoke City, four in Roanoke County, three in Franklin County, three in Patrick County, three in Pittsylvania County, two in Covington, two in Giles County, two in Grayson County, two in Rockbridge County, two in Salem, one in Amherst County, one in Bath County, one in Bland County, one in Danville, one in Galax, and one in Lexington.

In addition, of the 20 new virus-related deaths reported on Thursday, the department says one is from Carroll County, one is from Craig County, and one is from Henry County.

However, between Wednesday and Thursday, the VDH reported one less coronavirus case in Craig County, two less cases in Botetourt County, and two less cases in Martinsville.

Health officials say they have received 29,394 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Thursday, which is 55 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Wednesday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Thursday, three are from Campbell County, two are from Patrick County, one is from Bedford County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Grayson County, one is from Henry County, one is from Lynchburg, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke County.

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