Virginia health officials report 938 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths as of Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 938 new coronavirus cases and 13 new virus-related deaths as of Friday, which brings the Commonwealth’s total COVID-19 count up to 665,332 confirmed and probable cases and 10,874 confirmed and probable fatalities.

Virginia health officials confirmed 517,412 cases and 9,157 deaths are related to the virus as of Friday, May 7. However, 147,920 cases and 1,717 deaths are still reported as “probable.”

Health officials reported 938 new COVID-19 cases, 49 new virus-related hospitalizations, and 13 new virus-related deaths around the Commonwealth as of May 7, 2021. (Photo: Courtesy Virginia Department of Health)

According to VDH’s Friday count, more than 100,000 cases have been reported from the following localities in southwest and central Virginia:

  • Alleghany County: 1,334 cases, 61 hospitalizations, and 49 deaths
  • Amherst County: 2,917 cases, 122 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Appomattox County: 1,590 cases, 68 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths
  • Bath County: 270 cases, 8 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Bedford County: 6,323 cases, 221 hospitalizations, and 99 deaths
  • Bland County: 673 cases, 26 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths
  • Botetourt County: 2,518 cases, 65 hospitalizations, and 36 deaths
  • Buena Vista: 903 cases, 21 hospitalizations, and 19 deaths
  • Campbell County: 4,456 cases166 hospitalizations, and 84 deaths
  • Carroll County: 2,636 cases, 201 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths
  • Charlotte County: 851 cases, 54 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Covington: 598 cases (-3), 29 hospitalizations, and 13 deaths
  • Craig County: 309 cases, 15 hospitalizations, and 5 deaths
  • Danville: 4,371 cases, 281 hospitalizations, and 135 deaths
  • Floyd County: 851 cases, 29 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Franklin County: 4,017 cases175 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Galax: 1,164 cases, 95 hospitalizations, and 52 deaths
  • Giles County: 1,270 cases, 51 hospitalizations, and 21 deaths
  • Grayson County: 1,460 cases, 91 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths
  • Halifax County: 2,797 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 77 deaths
  • Henry County: 4,533 cases, 347 hospitalizations, and 121 deaths
  • Highland County: 109 cases, 1 hospitalization, and 1 death
  • Lexington: 1,189 cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 32 deaths
  • Lynchburg: 7,685 cases, 330 hospitalizations, and 147 deaths
  • Martinsville: 1,588 cases, 156 hospitalizations, and 76 deaths
  • Montgomery County: 9,334 cases182 hospitalizations, and 92 deaths
  • Nelson County: 890 cases, 39 hospitalizations, and 12 deaths
  • Patrick County: 1,347 cases, 104 hospitalizations, and 43 deaths
  • Pittsylvania County: 5,522 cases, 239 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths
  • Pulaski County: 2,626 cases125 hospitalizations, and 61 deaths
  • Radford: 2,129 cases, 37 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths
  • Roanoke City: 8,414 cases, 246 hospitalizations, and 192 deaths
  • Roanoke County: 8,198 cases, 174 hospitalizations, and 142 deaths
  • Rockbridge County: 1,529 cases, 46 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths
  • Salem: 2,145 cases, 70 hospitalizations, and 47 deaths
  • Wythe County: 2,633 cases, 151 hospitalizations, and 78 deaths

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

Since Thursday, May 6, the VDH reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in Bedford County, 14 in Roanoke County, 10 in Lynchburg, 10 in Pittsylvania County, nine in Alleghany County, eight in Montgomery County, seven in Campbell County, seven in Radford, seven in Rockbridge County, six in Carroll County, six in Grayson County, six in Halifax County, five in Charlotte County, four in Lexington, four in Roanoke City, three in Amherst County, three in Giles County, three in Wythe County, two in Appomattox County, two in Franklin County, two in Galax, two in Henry County, one in Bland County, one in Danville, one in Martinsville, one in Patrick County, and one in Pulaski County.

In addition, of the 13 new virus-related deaths reported on Friday, the department says one is from Lynchburg and one is from Roanoke City.

However, between Thursday and Friday, the VDH reported three less coronavirus cases in Covington.

Health officials say they have received 28,820 total records of confirmed and probable virus-related hospitalizations around Virginia as of Friday, which is 49 more hospitalizations than VDH reported on Thursday.

Of these newly-reported hospitalizations from Friday, four are from Campbell County, three are from Bedford County, three are from Lynchburg, two are from Henry County, two are from Pulaski County, one is from Franklin County, one is from Giles County, one is from Montgomery County, and one is from Roanoke City.

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